HYBRID-POWERED LC COUPE TO DEBUT AT GENEVA

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

The LC 500h is equipped with Lexus' next generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, to provide enhanced driving enjoyment, performance and efficiency.

The announcement of the new hybrid LC 500h follows the unveiling of the LC 500, which is powered by a 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.

The LF-FC, which debuted at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, offers a window into the design and technology of Lexus' future flagship sedan.

Its headline feature is a high output fuel cell power system that drives the rear wheels and also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front.

It also features an advanced touchless human machine interface as well as automated driving technologies.

The LC 500h reveal will occur during the Lexus press conference on March 1 at 11:30am CET (9:30pm AEDT) at the Lexus stand in Hall 4, Palexpo.

Further details on the LC 500h and information on local market introduction will be announced at a later date.