The LC 500h showcases Lexus' next-generation hybrid powertrain, dubbed the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System.
Key details, including launch timing, pricing, fuel economy numbers and official model-year designation, were not released.
Like its LC coupe sibling, the LC 500h is a new flagship model for the Japanese upscale brand. The two are built on an all-new front-engine/rear-wheel-drive platform that will be shared with future Lexus products.
The Lexus LC was previewed by the LF-LC Concept car and will go into production in the spring of 2017. The LC is expected to cost around $100,000. The hybrid version likely will carry a more expensive sticker price and debut sometime after that.
Car shoppers are likely to pit the LC and LC 500h against other high-end offerings, including the Acura NSX, Cadillac ELR, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and Tesla Model S.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that gasoline will average $2.21 a gallon in 2017, compared to $2.43 a gallon in 2015, a forecast that hybrid shoppers should keep in mind.
Edmunds says: The Lexus LC 500h will give luxury hybrid shoppers a major dose of glamour when it debuts.