Training To Become A Mechanic? Here's How the New Lexus Multi-Stage Hybrid System Works
March 3, 2016
Luxury carmaker Lexus confirmed that its LC 500h hybrid model will be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Along with this announcement, Lexus also released details on the new hybrid powertrain technology that will be featured in the car: the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System (MSHS). The company claims that the new system will provide drivers with better performance and improved fuel efficiency compared to the current hybrid technology used.
If you’re pursuing an auto career, you probably already know that car companies have been racing to find ways to make driving more affordable and environmentally friendly. Lexus promises to provide drivers with that and more with its new hybrid technology.
Read on to learn how the automaker’s new hybrid system works, and find out about some of the other features that the LC500h model will have.
Lexus MSHS: What You Need to Know Before You Become a Mechanic
The Lexus MSHS clearly proves that the company’s engineers have undergone some extensive training in automotive industry technology. This is mainly because it is one of the most complex powertrains that the automaker has ever produced. It combines a 295 horsepower 3.5-litre V6 gasoline engine with an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT), a generator motor, and an electric motor. This gives new sports car a total of 354 horsepower that will make it go from 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds—which is very impressive for a hybrid. The system also comes with a long-lasting lithium-ion battery to hold the charge.
The MSHS features an “M” mode which is the first manual-initiated gear shifts offered on a Lexus full hybrid powertrain. This will allow drivers to feel a full, sporty response when shifting gears in a Lexus hybrid for the first time.
A Look at the LC 500h Chassis for Students Pursuing Training in the Automotive Industry
Lexus engineers placed the majority of the MSHS’s weight behind the front axle, and lowered the center of gravity to give drivers better handling when behind the wheel of the LC 500h. To improve speed and fuel economy, the car comes equipped with a range of weight-reduction features, such as a carbon fibre door structure and trunk, a carbon fibre roof, and ultra-compact LED headlights. The frame consists of strategically-placed high-tensile steel body structures which increase rigidity and quick steering responses.
The Lexus LC 500H is built on the luxury automaker’s rear-wheel drive platform. In fact, once you become a mechanic, you’ll learn Lexus plans to make this platform standard for most its future models.
The Lexus LC 500h Will Be Equipped with All-New Safety Features
The Lexus LC500h will come standard with the Lexus Safety System+. This system is designed to help prevent a wide range of collisions and road accidents. It has a pedestrian detection function, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist thanks to a high-tech camera and wave radar. Additionally, it comes with automatic high beam technology that’s designed for night driving.
The LC 500h is set to hit showrooms sometime in 2018. Check it out here:
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