The fifth generation 2017 Lexus LS will have its world debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in October, claims a report from Motoring.com.au. Apart from getting more luxurious, the all-new Lexus LS will be more tech-savvy, carrying Toyota’s latest autonomous driving technologies.
Its market launch in Japan can be expected by the end of this year or in early 2016, and in major global markets beginning from mid-2016.
According to the report, a production version of the Lexus LF-LC Coupe has been finalised and it will sport an updated version of the 5.0-litre V8 engine from the current RC-F Coupe, with power output marked around 350 kW (469 hp). A hybrid version will top the range with a V8 petrol engine and an electric motor, offering a combined output upwards of 405 kW (543 hp).
Production of the Lexus LC Coupe is scheduled to commence in November 2016, which means that the global markets should start getting it in H1 2017.
The company is concurrently readying a convertible version of the RC coupe for production, as per the report. The report suggests that it will be called the ‘Lexus RC-C’ and feature an aluminum retractable roof to keep the weight in check. Moreover, a convertible version of the RC-F is also being considered seriously.