It’s clear that the path forward in the auto industry involves electrification. No market segment will be immune from it, though some will take longer to hop on the electrification train. Toyota is the current king of hybrids, with its Prius and Camry models. The Japanese automaker’s luxury division, Lexus, is no stranger to hybrids as well, with hybrid variants of the popular RX crossover SUV and ES sedan. So it was no surprise when Lexus unveiled the LC 500h hybrid at the 2016 Geneva motor show just months after the V-8 LC 500 model was shown at the 2016 Detroit auto show. After spending a week with the 2018 Lexus LC 500h hybrid this spring, it’s clear that there are compromises in the march toward electrification, but hybridization is a perfect fit for a grand touring machine. The LC 500h buyer suffers no visual trade-off for choosing the hybrid over the V-8 model. The wild eye-catching concept-car design remains. Lexus does include some visual cues that this is a … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus LC 500h first drive: a glimpse into grand touring’s future
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I took our All-Star winning Lexus LC 500 home from Las Vegas following our week of testing and only fell deeper in love with the Infrared-colored coupe. When I was handed the key to this 2018 Lexus LC 500h, I wondered right away if this touring-oriented hybrid was even in the same arena as the V-8 powered GT I voted to be an All-Star.This point of evaluation burned in the back of my mind during my time behind the wheel our Atomic Silver tester. Its striking design was lauded even by our own design editor Robert Cumberford during the 2018 All-Stars judging, and this model’s interior, which Lexus calls “Semi-Aniline Perforated Leather,” is breathtaking with gorgeous blue, orange, and white materials.It seems to do everything right in the design department, but what really caused my curiosity was its road manners. Fortunately, there’s a lot to love. The impeccable steering weight and feel we loved in the V-8 variant remains and as a result, the LC 500h is still a … [Read more...] about Quick Take: 2018 Lexus LC 500h
Por Enrique Kogan – Puros Autos Introduccion El LC 500h es la versión híbrida que usa una combinación de un motor V6 de gasolina estándar y un motor eléctrico, y no tiene historia, ya que es completamente nuevo para el 2018. Este LC 500h es principalmente un automóvil deportivo de dos asientos, aunque tiene dos asientos pequeños en la parte posterior para usar en caso de emergencia.Estilos y opciones Como la mayoría de los coupés de lujo en este rango de precios, el LC 500h cuenta con una gran cantidad de características estándar. Esta incluyen llantas de 20 pulgadas, luces LED exteriores, iluminación ambiental interior, una pantalla de información del conductor de 8 pulgadas, asientos delanteros eléctricos de ocho posiciones, ajustes de memoria del asiento del conductor, modos de conducción ajustables, pantalla central de … [Read more...] about Prueba de manejo, Lexus LC 500h, Qué maravilla de auto!
As the industry marches toward greener cars, battery and hybrid drivetrains are expanding into vehicle segments never before concerned with fuel economy ratings or much with emissions. No segment is excluded from this progress, not even luxury grand tourers. Toyota, along with its luxury division Lexus, is the king of hybrids, so it was no surprise when the stunning LC 500 unveiled in 2016 included a hybrid variant--the LC 500h. In a week of testing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h it’s clear that choosing the hybrid model is no compromise over the V-8 model. ALSO SEE: 2019 Lexus ES revealed, features 44-mpg 300h hybrid sedan Over the course of nearly 600 miles of highway driving at over 70 mph the LC 500h averaged 28.7 mpg according to the onboard trip computer. In mixed suburban driving over the course of over 100 miles the onboard trip computer indicated an average of 23.5 mpg. The experienced real-world fuel economy falls short of the 26 mpg city, 35 highway, and 30 combined EPA … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus LC 500h gas mileage review
2018 Lexus LC 500h 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm; 256.7 lb-ft @ 5,900 rpm) combined with an electric motor for 354 total system horsepower.Multi-stage automatic, rear-wheel drive26 city / 35 highway / 30 combined (EPA Rating, MPG)8.9 city, 7.0 highway, 8.0 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km)Base Price: $96,510 (U.S) / $118,600 (Canada)As Tested: $101,445 (U.S.) / $118,600 (Canada)Prices include $995 destination charge in the United States and $3,045 for freight, PDI, and A/C tax in Canada and, because of cross-border equipment differences, can’t be directly compared. There’s no denying that the Lexus LC is a sexy-looking car. Sure, there will be some detractors – no design is universally loved – but there is little wrong, at least to my eye, with the Lexus’ looks. At least on the outside. Step inside, and the perspective shifts. The cockpit also looks good – but that form comes with a functional cost. One that could have been avoided, … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus LC 500h Review – Good Design, Bad Design