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Alternative powertrains are ‘all on the table’

After four years of rumors about a Lexus LS powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the chief engineer of the flagship sedan says the carmaker's working on even more options. Toshio Asahi told Australia's GoAuto that three alternative powertrains — plug-in hybrid, full electric, and hydrogen — are "all on the table" for consideration. Asahi wouldn't give any timeframes, but whenever they arrive, additional drive options would fill out the LS range to better contend with the Germans.

First Drive

It's no sports car, but it's fun. But there are aspects we don't understand.

Geneva

Only a few horsepower shy of the V8-powered LS 460.

Still no word on fuel economy, but expect significant improvements.