At the Geneva Motor Show 2017 presented the Japanese hybrid flagship sedan Lexus LS 500h, which is both outside and inside is virtually identical to the gasoline modification LS 500, which debuted earlier this year at the motor show in Detroit. The new Lexus LS 500h has an impressive size grille in the form of an hourglass with a complex pattern, large air intakes in the front bumper, LED optics with DRL more curved lines, rather than on the predecessor, the windows in the rear rack and lights from “hanging” with them down chrome elements. Lexus Product Salon hybrid LS is decorated in a Japanese concept of hospitality and has a high-quality finishing materials, inserts made of wood and metal, expensive leather, electronic instrument panel and a large 12.3-inch screen infotainment system on the center console. The front and rear seats in the new Lexus LS 500h 2018 equipment not only heating and ventilation, and massage. This front can be adjusted to 28 different parameters, and back for a fee can be equipped with retractable footrest with electric drive.
The basis of the sedan lay Modular Platform Lexus Global Architecture (GA-L), will reduce the center of gravity and provide a higher level of comfort. The movement of the new model results in a hybrid propulsion system, consisting of a 3.5-liter petrol “six”, the two electric motors on the front axle as well as a set of lithium-ion batteries. The battery pack is turned 20% smaller that is mounted on the former LS 600h, but it has a higher density. Traction motors of the wheels is transmitted via the variator and DIC transmits the rear wheels by means of so-called “four-stage switching device”. All of this ensures smooth movement and inconspicuous switch. From zero to hundreds of new hybrid Lexus LS 500 with a total capacity of 354 hp installation accelerates in 5.4 seconds, the electric range is not specified, but solely in electric mode sedan can be accelerated to a maximum of 130 kilometers per hour. The car equipped with a complex Safety System + security system, which is designed to prevent accidents with pedestrians, the front and rear collisions, and accidents related to the involuntary departure from the occupied strip. European sales of the Lexus LS 500h will start at the end of 2017, pricing information yet.
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