Lexus LC Hybrid to Debut Early March

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

It’s hard to believe, but the 2016 Geneva Motor Show is just a couple weeks away. This event is renowned for the high-dollar exotic cars that debut there. In keeping with this, Lexus has some big news planned for Switzerland.

The Japanese luxury carmaker will pull the wrapper of an all-new, hybrid version of its LC luxury coupe. Their LC 500h will feature the brand’s latest electrified drivetrain, known as the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, which will supposedly provide greater driving pleasure and, of course, efficiency.

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First revealed at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the brand’s LC 500 model is a gorgeous two-door that’s dripping with style, both inside and out. If you remember the LF-LC concept from a couple years ago this coupe is basically a production version of that exotic machine.

The LC 500 that debuted in Detroit earned critical acclaim from the press, public and people in the know. In fact, it won two coveted EyesOn Design awards for best production car and best interior. These are handed out by panel of automotive designers, folks that know a thing or two about vehicle styling.

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Aside from a hybridized version of their LC coupe, Lexus will also display their LF-FC sedan in Geneva. This design study was first revealed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show. It paves the way for the brand’s next-generation flagship sedan, featuring dramatic styling and a brand-new fuel-cell powertrain.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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