Lexus LC500h headed for Geneva motor show

Lexus will reveal a hybrid version of its LC performance coupé at the Geneva motor show next month.

The LC500h is described as being powered by a new Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, which is likely to link a petrol engine with an electric motor. While not revealing any specifics, Lexus has said the new system “will provide higher performance, more driving pleasure and greater efficiency”.

The LX500h will be the second LC model to be revealed, following on from the LC500, which made its debut at the Detroit motor show earlier this year. The LC is based on the LF-LC concept car, which was revealed in 2012.

Both the LC500 and LC500h are already earmarked for production, with order books expected to open before the end of this year. Pricing for both models has yet to be revealed.

Lexus says the launch of the LC range “marks the beginning of a new phase for the Lexus brand, with a shift in engineering processes and design ideologies”.

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