The new Lexus RC Coupe is now available to order. The RC was first unveiled at last year’s Geneva Motor Show and the first customer deliveries will be taken from January 2016. In the UK two powertrains are available; the RC 300h full hybrid with a 2.5 litre four cylinder petrol engine, and the RC 200t with a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. Both versions are offered in F Sport and Premier grades, with the RC300h additionally available in Luxury trim.
The Luxury grade is exclusively available to the full hybrid RC 300h. this is the entry grade to the coupe range but still encapsulates premium on board comforts, advanced technologies and excellent safety features. Key specifications include; 18 inch alloys, cruise control, folding/heated door mirrors, LED headlamps and daytime running lights, parking sensors, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, six speaker audio system, DAB, Bluetooth and USB connection, 7 inch multimedia screen, power adjustable front seats, smooth leather upholstery, split folding rear seat and an auto dimming rear view mirror.
The safety and driver assistance features are also top of the range including Lexus’s Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, eight airbags, pop-up hood and Hill Assist Control with Brake Hold. Eco, Normal and Sports modes are available for Lexus’s Drive Mode Select, enabling the driver to adjust performance to suit conditions or preference.
Premier grade and F Sport versions are also available for the RC 300h, specification details can be found below.
The RC’s visual presence is given an upgrade in the F Sport model, with a stronger iteration of the Lexus spindle grille, plus multi-spoke 19 inch alloy wheels, deep front and rear bumpers and LED headlights in a signature ‘triple L’ arrangement, with automatic high beam function. The F Sport front seats are power-adjustable with heating/ventilation, driver’s side memory setting and automatic ‘easy access’ function. Also included in the F Sportgrade are aluminium scuff plates and sports pedals. Beyond appearance the F Sport Model includes Adaptive Variable Suspension and on the 200t F Sport a limited-slip differential. The Drive Mode Select system has a four mode, Sport+, which introduces additional chassis control for a sportier drive. Other equipment features include rain-sensing windscreen wipers, rear-view camera and Lane Keep Assist.
At the top of the RC range is the Premier grade model, this adds to the standard features of the Luxury with the addition of 19 inch alloys, Lexus Premium Navigation, 17 speaker Mark Levinson surround audio system, ‘triple L’ LED headlights with Automatic High Beam function, power adjustable heated and ventilated front seats with driver’s side memory setting, power steering wheel adjustment, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, Blind Sport Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and a rear view camera.
The new RC is available in 10 exterior colours. For the interior, customers can choose from four smooth leather shades. Contrast or toning stitching is featured on the instrument panel doors, seat bases and seatbacks of the upholstery across the centre section of the F Sport seats.