The next-generation Lexus LS will be available with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and the model is scheduled to launch in 2019. The car is based on LF-FC Concept which was unveiled in 2015.
According to a report, the hydrogen powertrain will also be similar to the LF-FC. So, it will have one electric motor to power the rear wheels and two in-wheel motors at the front. Lexus boss Alain Uyttenhoven said that a hydrogen powertrain would be ideal for the car.
He said, "We know how to make fuel cells and the only challenge is how to package a fuel cell in a car that also needs a certain level of performance.
"Premium buyers have certain expectations. For refinement, the fuel cell is ideal, but we must also do some work to demonstrate the right levels of performance."
The new Lexus LS will be also available as a V8-powered hybrid. The model will feature some advanced driving technologies as well as luxury interiors. There is also an innovative control system which can be operated by hand gestures.
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