Lexus LS 500h interior Exterior and DriveMarch 9, 2017, All other cars, Latest auto news, 37 views
The Lexus LS 500h is the hybrid version of its LS 500 flagship . The LS 500h has the brand’s Multi Stage Hybrid System that can propel the car under electric power alone at speeds of up to 87 mph.
Lexus’s newest hybrid sedan is aimed squarely at Mercedes-Benz and Tesla.
The LS 500h that debuted Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show is an electric- and gasoline-fueled version of Lexus’s flagship sedan.
But where Tesla’s $70,000 Model S comes with an all-electric engine system, and the Mercedes S Class 550e hybrid boasts a 436-horsepower V6 engine and plug-in hybrid electric motor, the Lexus hybrid has a V6 gasoline engine paired with two electric motors, a small lithium-ion battery, and the equivalent of 354 horsepower on a multi-stage hybrid transmission that acts like a 10-speed gearbox. It will go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.
Lexus hasn’t released the price, but expect it to compete directly with the Model S at a base level and go near $90,000 on the top end.