According to Japanese magazine Best Car, the next-generation Lexus LS will be a Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) powered at least in part by hydrogen.
Not being able to read Japanese, I can only go by the pictures on the page — here’s the key illustration:
Let’s compare it to the Toyota Fuel Cell System found in the Toyota Mirai:
There are some visible differences between the two setups, which makes sense — the Mirai has a drive motor capable of 151 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque, fine in a small car but wouldn’t work in the Lexus flagship sedan.
Even so, it’s tough to say if this Fuel Cell system would be a compliment to the next-generation LS’s internal combustion engine or replace it all together.
Here’s the full page from Best Car, if anyone out there can provide more details:
(And how about the headlights on the LS rendering? I might just like them.)
[Source: Best Car]