The Geneva Motor Show annually gathers the most advanced cars in the world, a good opportunity for carmakers to also display their latest technologies in terms of engineering.
Lexus is also going to be present next month in Geneva with its wide range of models, including the all-new 2018 Lexus 500h lineup. The range also comprises the newly-announced LS 500h, which will come with an impressive hybrid powertrain.
Even if the model was first introduced at the 2017 NAIAS, in Detroit back in January, the new LS will head to Geneva with a hybrid sibling, coming with rather the same visuals at the exterior and interior highlights.
Besides the general styling bits, the 2018 Lexus LS 500h will also add the “Hybrid” badging as well as the silver button with the “EV Mode” letter which is mounted just below the touchpad. This way customers will make the difference between the conventional and the hybrid model.
Even if Toyota`s luxury brand has not released the official details, according to close sources, the new 2018 LS 500h hybrid will use a 3.5-liter V6 petrol burner paired to an electric motor, with an overall power of 354 horsepower.
The entire hybrid powertrain will be put in motion thanks to a high-performance lithium-ion battery pack, paired to a four-speed automatic or a continuously variable transmission, both being part of the company`s new “Multi Stage Hybrid System”.
Once unveiled on the market after Geneva, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS 500h will compete against the BMW`s 7-Series 740e, with the price figures to be unveiled prior to its arrival in European dealerships.