Another day passes and another exciting concept has been revealed for a debut at the Paris Motor Show.
This time it is the turn of Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus to take centre stage – as it lines up a new LF-CC mid-sized coupe concept (pictured) for the event.
The vehicle is a follow-on from LF-LC 2+2 sports concept that was revealed earlier in the year at the North American International Auto Show (see article). The new Lexus LF-CC however, will be a full hybrid car powered by a 2.5litre hybrid powertrain and is said to indicate the launch of a premium mid-sized coupe D segment model in the near future.
According to Lexus, the hybrid powertrain will offer a combination of performance that is appropriate for a sports car, with low CO2 emissions. It is targeting below 100g/km of CO2 and Lexus believes it will achieve class-leading energy efficiency producing more than 2hp per gram of CO2.
At the heart of the new Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain is a 2.5litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that is mated to a water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor. It has been adapted specifically for the hybrid powertrain and boasts several technical improvements.
In addition, the LF-CC hybrid drive system will add a generator, power split device and high performance battery.
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