Lexus announced a new version of the RC luxury sports coupe, which is scheduled to make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, from October 4 to October 15, with sales in Japan beginning in the fall of 2018.
The 2019 Lexus RC series goes on sale this fall at Lexus Dealers across Canada.
The exterior styling of the new RC remains as sporty as the current model, but subtle changes in the details inspired by Lexus LC design cues, provide it with a newfound sense of elegance.
Inside the cabin, everything from the high-quality materials to the precise layout of controls and gauges were crafted to maximize driving pleasure. Also, enhancements have been made to the RC’s aerodynamics, tires, suspension, as well as improvements to engine response and steering feel, all of which result in a “sharper and more refined” drive introduced by the LC.
The new RC is more stable than ever under a wide variety of driving conditions. This provides a high level of driver confidence and a reassuringly flat ride quality, making it the ideal grand tourer, whether you’re challenging a twisty mountain road or simply taking a long-distance commute on the open highway.
Lexus designers sought to maintain the RC’s dynamic coupe proportions, while adding a high level of elegance to the exterior. This was done, in particular, through the addition of distinctive design elements, such as a new front bumper corner that flows down from the headlamps and a grille mesh pattern whose shapes gradually transform from top to bottom. Also, vertically arranged extra-small triple LED headlamps and new L-shaped LED clearance lamps add to the car’s new, more classy appearance.
Air ducts have been added to the corner of the RC’s rear bumpers, resulting in better handling stability and enhanced overall driving response. Its wider stance and lower center of gravity reflect a high ability to maintain its grip under a variety of road conditions. Also, the rear combination lamps now house more pronounced L-shaped lenses that serve as a new signature design feature for Lexus coupes.