Earlier in the year, Lexus unleashed the LS 500 for the world to feast their eyes on. Fast Forward one month, and the Japanese luxury brand has pieced together a hybrid version destined for Geneva in a few weeks time.
Lexus LS 500 h models are set to replace the LS 600 h that currently sits atop the brand’s hybrid lineup as well as being one of the more expensive Lexus vehicles for sale.
While we do know that we’ll see a hybrid system planted to the drivetrain somewhere, we don’t know what the system will be mated to. Seeing as the LC 500 coupe hybrid packs a 3.5-litre V6, an identical engine could slide into the sedan.
Petrol powered models are equipped with a larger 5.0-litre V8 petrol motor compared to the outgoing LS 460 sedans. Rated at a respectable 471 horsepower, both models are set to launch late 2017 with an unconfirmed price.
Setting the two vehicles apart may be a difficult task to complete if one is unaware what’s hiding underneath its skin. Obviously, there is an “h” tacked on to the LS 500 moniker. We also expect hints of blue scattered around the exterior of the vehicle. Interior options should remain identical.
LS 500 hybrid sedans won’t be the only Lexus vehicles on show during Geneva as Lexus’s RC GT3 Race Car makes its European Debut with the rest of the lineup for company.