2018 Lexus LS500h: Multistage Hybrid has 3.5-liter V6, 4-speed auto, CVT

The new 2018 Lexus LS500h will debut in Geneva with the LC500h’s Multistage Hybrid that has a 3.5-liter V6, two electric motors, a CVT, and a 4-speed auto.


In the LC500h, the Multistage Hybrid makes a total of 354hp (264kW), and 10 virtual gears. The LS500h will be capable of up 140km/h (87mph) in EV mode.

The new LS is longer than the old long wheelbase model, and is sexier than any other LS before it. More details will come at the car’s launch in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new LS500 was revealed in Detroit, and ditched the 5-liter V8 for a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6.


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