Lexus, the proud luxury car division of the Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota, will unveil the new-fangled hybrid model the LC 500 luxurious coupe> New addition will have the hybrid engine with the name 2018 Lexus LC500h, it will be fully presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. When Lexus unveiled the 2017 LC500 model at the earlier Auto Show in Detroit, everybody understood that it would not be the only power-train edition on offer. The Japanese auto manufacturer will tease the 2018 LC 500h that will be revealed couple mounts after.
The 2018 500h will be derived from the design language of the LC 500, in fact, everything is the same if we look the body. But there is a bit improvement add diferences compared to petrol model. The coupe will be constructed with two doors, which will be called by Lexus as the Multi-Stage Hybrid System. It is also expected that the new model hybrid variant will also come with the same arresting and glamorous design that will entice both the existing and prospective customers of Lexus.
2018 Lexus LC500h Changes, Exterior
The new Lexus Hybrid is expected to share the same daring external style enthused by LF-LC Concept sedan, and it is going to be based about the all-fresh Lexus GA-L global design particularly developed due to its back-drive luxury models. This means that the 2018 hybrid model will be constructed on a new universal architecture for luxury automobiles of Lexus. The exterior styling will be analogous to that of the old LF-LC concept, which was introduced three years before.
The new vehicle will feature the indistinguishable intersecting curves, gigantic back fenders and thinning roofline analogous to its non-hybrid 2018 LC 500.
The new hybrid will have a shorter wheelbase when compared to that of the LS 460, which will be 112.9 inches, 4 inches shorter than that of the LS 460. The vehicle will be offered with two different alloy wheels with different diameters of 20 and 21 inches. The only difference between the hybrid model and its non-hybrid counterpart is the hybrid badging. Furthermore, the engine will be positioned at the back of the front axle. This means that both the engine and the vehicle have a front-mid pattern, which will significantly assist in handling and in perking up the overall chassis performance.
The next generation Lexus LC500h would come with the same interior style as that of the non-hybrid variant, the LC 500. Consequently, the cabin will wrap its occupants with flimsy inlays, sewed surfaces and an elevated, tread leather-covered dashboard. The hybrid variant also comes equipped with Magnesium-alloy prepared paddle shifters, and they will be positioned to the rear of the steering wheel, whereas its gauge cover has Frankenstein nubs to control the driving modes besides controlling the electronic stability setup.
The 2018 500h will be outfitted with a Pioneer stereo organization as standard, whereas the Mark Levinson quality auditory system comes as an optional feature. The new Lexus hybrid comes equipped with essential safety features, as well. The vehicle will have a walker-sensing front accident alert system with automatic tragedy braking, besides lane departure support, adaptive travel control and mechanical high-beam lamps as standard safety features.
2018 Lexus LC500h interior
2018 Lexus LC500h Engine
The new Lexus LC500h 2018 Hybrid would get its required power and torque by combining a commanding electric motor and a conventional V6 engine with the capacity of 3.5 liters. The electric motor would get its required power from a suite of a heavy-duty lithium-ion battery. This grouping offers the new hybrid the combined power of 354 horses and 257 lbs per foot of torque. This is less when compared to that of the 467 horses of power generated by the engine of the non-hybrid LC 500. However, this blend offers enhanced acceleration to the vehicle that allows it to reach the velocity of 60 mph from the stationary mode in 4 seconds, which is quicker by 0.5 seconds achieved by LC 500.
The conservative power-split apparatus of Lexus would operate as the transmission, which is similar to a continuously variable perfunctory transmission. However, the crumple here is that between the output shaft and the power-split apparatus is a four-speed perfunctory transmission. This partitions the power between eight and ten paced gears, so the gear changing will not feel similar to the rubber band, which means that it will not be more flexible. The 2018 model hybrid model will come with the rear-wheel drive arrangement as standard.
Date of release and price
The 2018 Lexus LC500h release date is likely to be accessible during the final quarter of 2017, but its cost has not yet determined by Lexus.
See also: 2017 Lexus LC 500 Coupe
New Lexus LC500h 2018 Photos