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The Lexus LS500h has been unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, sharing the same hybrid drivetrain as the recently revealed LC500h.

Under the bonnet is a naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 with 220kW of power (264kW total hybrid power) and 350Nm of torque, which is supplemented by two electric motors. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission which has apparently been tuned to deliver the feel of a 10-speed gearbox.

The LS500h is able to reach 100km/h in 5.4 seconds. In comparison to the LS500, which features a 310kW/600Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, the LS500h has only 46kW less power, and is slower to 100km/h by 0.6 seconds. Electric mode will be able to reach speeds of up to 140km/h.

There will be a 12.3 inch infotainment screen, 24-inch HUD, noise cancellation, surround sound, glass trim pieces and a plethora of other luxury features for the sedan.


The LS500 and LS500h will both make their way to Australia in the first quarter of 2018.


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