Lexus will present the LS 500h in world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show and now reveals some features. As expected, the powertrain comes from the luxury coupe LC 500h.
It combines a 3.5-liter Dual VVT-i gasoline V6 and two electric motors. According to Lexus, this would result in “a more direct reaction of the accelerator to the demands of the driver, a quality particularly visible during the departures stopped.”
In concrete terms, we will find under the hood of the LS 500 h a wedding between a 3.5 petrol V6 and two electric motors. A powertrain that should deliver 354 hp, in total, as on the coupe even though Lexus does not yet confirm. In casting, the electric motors can take charge of the limousine alone, up to 140 km / h. Lexus also mentioned that the limousine will resume the unseen transmission called “Multi Stage” of the LC 500 h coupe. Either a CVT box coupled to a module with four reports in order to simulate, in the end, the approval of a box with ten ratios.
In use, the LS hybrid would therefore be able to offer, according to Lexus, a rendition equivalent to that of the recent thermal version LS 500, unveiled in Detroit in January, equipped with a (real) 10-speed automatic transmission .