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Hybrid-powered Lexus LC 500h to debut at Geneva Motor Show

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Lexus will take the wraps off the hybrid version of its LC flagship coupe at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The new LC 500h is equipped with Lexus’ next generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, which promises enhanced driving enjoyment, performance and efficiency.

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The Japanese luxury carmaker have been tight-lipped about the LC 500h’s powertrain, but previous speculation points to an uprated 3.5-litre V6 “multi-hybrid” based on the GS 450h. Significantly redesigned with improved thermal management, the hybrid system is expected to push out over 469hp (350kW).

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The announcement of the petrol-electric LC 500h follows the unveiling of the LC 500, which is powered by an atmospheric 5.0-litre V8, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month.

It won best Production Car and Best Designed Interior from the EyesOn Design Awards, the officially-sanctioned design awards of the Detroit show.

The LC 500h will appear on the Lexus stand at Geneva alongside the LF-FC concept.

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