THE NEW LEXUS MULTI
STAGE HYBRID SYSTEM

Lexus new Multi Stage Hybrid System will deliver enhanced driving pleasure when it debuts on the striking new LC 500h coupe in 2017.

The next generation hybrid system was first announced last month when the LC 500h was unveiled in the lead-up to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

It combines elements of a traditional full hybrid powertrain - including 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack - to a four-speed automatic gearbox mounted at the rear of the hybrid transmission.

In the new video below, Lexus of Europe senior technical trainer Stefan Ramaekers details how the four-speed gearbox integrates with the hybrid coupe's continuously variable transmission (CVT) to provide new levels of response and engagement.

The all-new LC 500h and V8-powered LC 500, both of which are underpinned by Lexus' new Global Architecture Luxury (GA-L) platform, will launch in Australia next year, with specific timing of arrival and local specification to be announced at a later date.

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