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2017 Lexus LS 600h: Redesign News, Pricing, Release Date

  January 19, 2016

The next Lexus LS 600h will reportedly see major changes. The most significant will be a change from a gas-electric hybrid powertrain to one involving hydrogen fuel cell power.

While no official specs have been released yet, a report via Green Car Reports suggests the car may be powered by a 150 kW fuel cell and 220 kW electric motor with a potential driving range of 238 miles.

Parent company Toyota debuted its first fuel cell car with the Toyota Mirai in California back in late 2015. The car is rated at 151 hp with 247 lb-ft of torque with an EPA-estimated 66 mpg overall fuel economy rating. Toyota claims the car can be refueled in about 5 minutes and has a range of 312 miles. However, poor refueling station infrastructure has limited its appeal. The car starts at $58,335 with destination before federal and state incentives.

In terms of design, expect the LS 600h to be heavily influenced by the LF-LC concept shown at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Expect the model to continue to sit at the top of the lineup when it comes to pricing. For reference, the current car starts at $121,390 with destination- a whopping $38,135 premium over the most expensive gas-powered LS 460 with all-wheel drive ($83,255).

The next LS 600h is currently expected to debut sometime in 2017 or 2018. Stay tuned for the latest updates as soon as they become available.

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Pictured: Lexus LF-FC Concept (Source: Lexus)

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