Lexus LS 500 switches to the hybrid

Lexus LS 500 switches to the hybrid

After being unveiled in Detroit in its “classic” version, the Lexus LS 500 limousine will be presented as a world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show equipped with Lexus’ new Multi Stage Hybrid system.

Lexus LS 500h, this new version will embark alongside the V6 3.5-liter Dual VVT-i, two electric motors as well as a four-speed transmission whose behavior according to the Japanese manufacturer will offer performance similar to the ten-speed transmission Equipping the Lexus LS 500.

The technology called Multi Stage Hybrid System is carried back under the hood of the limousine. It incorporates a 3.5-liter V6 associated with two electric motors. The set is associated with a gear box with fixed transmission. The set should give the impression of using a traditional gearbox, while simulating the equivalent of ten gears.

No figures have been provided by the Japanese manufacturer. The Lexus LS500h should however offer a power similar or barely superior to the 359 hp of the LC500h coupe. The EV Only mode will allow the limousine to sail up to 140 km / h, for an unknown duration.

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