Lexus To Launch Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered LS Sedan: Report

Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand share underlying architectures, powertrain, and numerous other components across a number of their models. That's why there have been several Lexus hybrid models over the last 10 years--including the brand's current flagship, the LS 600h L sedan. According to a new report from Australia's Motoring, Lexus is plotting something along those lines, mulling a hydrogen LS that could launch sometime before 2017. The new model would likely be based on the next-generation LS, with some modifications to accommodate the fuel-cell powertrain. The front fascia will get larger air intakes--perhaps similar to the ones on the Mirai--for better cooling of the fuel-cell stack, electric motor, and power electronics.