The forthcoming model from Lexus Company named 2018 Lexus LC 500h will come on the market most likely by the end of next year. This model will be quite a remarkable vehicle that will bring a lot of great features and that will provide amazing luxury, both from the outside and inside. When it comes to the engine capabilities, this vehicle is stunning. This model will be probably the most anticipated when it comes to all models from Lexus, sports car which is cheap on gas. Of course, this model isn’t cheap, but just one look at it and you will see why that is so.
2018 Lexus LC 500h Exterior design
The exterior design – we just don’t know from where to start. Everything is so stylish and attractive. But let’s start with the chassis for the beginning. The chassis of this model will be constructed with high usage of lightweight materials in order to save some weight. With help of new New Global Architecture (GA-L), for example, there are new low roof and hood lines, it is specially designed for front engine vehicles. Also, the aerodynamics of the vehicle is now improved and that means that we can expect quite a fast car. This model will just like every other model from Lexus, feature recognizable front grille with the Lexus logo in the middle. However, here we can expect more chrome material finished in black color.
The headlights of new Lexus LC 500h 2018 are quite brilliant. They are so sharp, and we have to say that this looks very interesting. Of course, there will use the new LED system with ultra-slim LED headlight. The hood of this model is probably longer than usual because of the beast that is located under it. Despite the weight saving, this model is we can clearly say quite heavy. It will have 4,380 pounds. The taillights are just like the headlights very thin and so sharp. When we look this model from the profile, we can notice huge aluminum wheels. Its size will be most likely 20 inches / front 245/45RF20 and rear 275/40RF20, other options are 21 inches / front 245/40RF21 and rear 275/35RF21.
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The 2018 LC 500h dimensions are:
– length 187.5 inches,
– width 75.5 inches,
– the height of 53.0 inches and
– wheelbase 112.99 inches.
Lexus LC 500h 2018 Interior design
When you step inside LC500h, you will be delighted. Everything will be on the high level, and we can definitely start from the comfort. Just like in every model from Lexus, the comfort in this one is on the excellent level. All seats inside will be wrapped in high-quality leather and all seats will be very adjustable. Maybe we can expect cooling and heating features for the seats. The center stack is so wide and nicely designed. Also, the dashboard of this model will contain large touchscreen display in the middle, equipped with the newest infotainment from Lexus. The steering wheel has a lot of buttons, as well as leather as standard upholstery material. Door trims are also covered with the premium leather. So, as you can notice, the new 2018 Lexus LC 500h cabin is very luxurious. Some of the standard interior features will include radio and climate control, adaptive cruise control, so many safety systems (as always from Lexus), a lot of options for connectivity, excellent audio, navigation, and many others as well. Interior colors are available Bespoke White, Mid Brown shades, with old one’s Rioja Red and Black finishes.
New 2018 Lexus LC 500h Safety System+ include:
– Pre-Collision Brake Assist
– Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
– Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
– Lane Departure Alert + Steering Assist
– Vehicle Sway Warning
– Sway Warning function
– Intelligent High Beam system.
Engine and Performance
Under the very long hood, we can expect very strong engine. The most recent model will be powered by a no hybridized engine with the displacement of 5.0-liter as well as with 8 cylinders. This engine will be capable of generating up to 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. It will be good for a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. This engine will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
As for the LC500h, the word is about the V6 hybrid drivetrain with a 354 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm. Here we can expect the combination of 3.5-liter V-6 Atkinson-cycle engine rated at 295 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque with the larger electric motor with 59 ponies. From 0-60 mph this coupe should go fro around 5 seconds, which is significantly less than LC 500. gas mileage is a winner, we can expect city 31 mpg, highway 37 mpg and 40 mpg on the highway.
Price and Release date
The release date of the newly model will be probably in the second half of 2017. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting MSRP of around $120.000 and we can expect only a 400 units for the United States.
2018 Lexus LC 500h photos