Australian website Motoring has published photos of a Lexus LS fuel-cell prototype currently testing in the USA.
A causal observer could be forgiven for not seeing any difference between the current LS and this camouflaged vehicle. However, with a Toyota Mirai and a Hyundai Nexo flanking the prototype, an equipped fuel-cell powertrain is a safe bet.
But that’s not the only thing — viewed from the side, it’s clear this LS has been modified substantially. The rear trunk is much smaller, as are the overhangs on the front and back:
In 2015, Lexus debuted the LF-FC concept at the Tokyo Motor Show and foretold a fuel-cell version of the LS flagship. Current wisdom would suggest a production debut some time around next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where Toyota is expected to launch a major product blitz as the event’s headline sponsor.