2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Price and Release Date
At the beginning of 2016, the new LC has been released by Lexus with the new rear-wheel drive platform called the GA-L. It also will be used by the latest GS and LS models, but if they don’t come too soon, the LC will be the only one that is using it. The debut of 2018 Lexus LC 500 h is possible to be started in the future as the hybrid. It was showcased few months ago and it also comes with petrol engine. We do hope that it will be launched in the end of 2017.
They will not give any change for the platform and the running gear over the current petrol-powered V8 engine. But, its weight will be added to the combination of hybrid with a lot of more gears. The hybrid will be identical to the standard LC 500. The design is completed with the same spindle grille that is not for everyone’s taste. But it gives dramatic touch around the car. It also has the same profile but the back of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 h will be supported by more different exhaust tips and new bumper.
It is safe to say that the cabin of hybrid Lexus LC will be the same as the sibling with the exact same headboard as the regular petrol-powered model, but it also has some added software. It allows the driver to monitor the hybrid system on 2018 Lexus LC 500 h. Rumors also mentioned that the car should get a different infotainment system as well as better safety features when it is ready to come out in the market.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Engine
Move on the most interesting part of the car that is the engine. They wouldn’t go with the large 5.0 liter V8 engine but they will feature it with the smaller 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine. It is mated to CVT gearbox and it has two electric motors. The biggest change in 2018 Lexus LC 500 h will be the new longitudinal hybrid transmission that Toyota calls it as Multi Stage Hybrid System. It is similar to the Hybrid Synergy Drive in Prius and it combines CVT with two electric motors as well as standard four-speed auto. This is an upgrade to the two-mode hybrid transmissions. With the normal or economic mode, it can turn in full electric mode with the speed more than 87 mph and it is very good. The total output is good which is about 354 hp and more than 400 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Lexus LC 500 h is possible to come out in the end of 2017 with the price tag for the petrol engine that is about $100,000 which is quite expensive. Rumors mentioned about using hybrid that can be sold for a bit more than the model with gasoline engine.