Lexus' updated Audi A5 rival will go on sale on 1 November, priced from £38,800
17 October 2018

After its public reveal at the Paris motor showLexus has released UK pricing and spec details for the updated RC coupé.

Due to go on sale on 1 November, the BMW 4 Series rival is priced from £38,800 for the base variant, which is equipped with kit such as front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, keyless entry, sat-nav and 18-inch alloys.

The mid-range F-Sport model introduces sportier bodywork and interior upgrades, alongside LED headlights and an adaptive suspension system. An optional Takumi pack adds a 17 speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a heated steering wheel and a sunroof for an extra £2,000. Topping the range is the fully-loaded RC Takumi, priced at £45,800.

In addition to minor styling alterations, Lexus has made aerodynamic tweaks to the RC, as well as revising the suspension with a view to improving ride quality. The steering has been re-engineered, with the company claiming it has improved the rack's road feel. The new RC is also lower to the ground and features a slightly wider track than before in a bid to improve handling.

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The interior benefits from greater use of plusher materials, such as brushed metal for the heater and audio control panels, while the analogue clock from Lexus's flagship LC has been grafted onto the RC’s dashboard. 

Outside, Lexus has incorporated LED daytime running lights into the light clusters, and new paint colours and alloy wheel designs are available. Lexus says the LC has been a considerable point of reference for the RC’s new design, although the brand's entry-level coupé has a less concept-like appearance than the comparatively wildly styled LC.  .

The RC made its appearance at the Paris motor show alongside the recently confirmed Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate

First deliveries of the RC start later this year, a few weeks after its Paris debut

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30 August 2018

  I think there too much styling, too many creases and ducts, it’s as if someone has grafted a front and rear of another Car on to a Saloon Car....

Peter Cavellini.

17 October 2018
Peter Cavellini wrote:

  I think there too much styling, too many creases and ducts, it’s as if someone has grafted a front and rear of another Car on to a Saloon Car....

 

You're joking.. there's much more fussiness and creaSes on any BMW/Merc/Audi  by fR...

30 August 2018
Personally, it looks better than German offerings. Interesting alternative

30 August 2018

I like the current cars looks, and this looks a little better. its very nice to be in. Shame about the mechanicals of the cars they sell in the UK 

30 August 2018
Someone tell Lexus that the Seat Leon wants it's headlights back.

17 October 2018
Highline2.0 wrote:

Someone tell Lexus that the Seat Leon wants it's headlights back.

 

As long as Seat returns the previous generation Lexus IS front grille..

31 August 2018

Lexus does complex surfacing best. Every element can be read as related to each other. Superb.

17 October 2018

Those rear side windows are so small it makes you wonder why they bothered with them. Perhaps because of this you'll need to keep the sick bucket at hand when travelling with kids, oh and keep it handy for adults who've stared at this particular Lexus for too long.   

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

FMS

18 October 2018
xxxx wrote:

Those rear side windows are so small it makes you wonder why they bothered with them. Perhaps because of this you'll need to keep the sick bucket at hand when travelling with kids, oh and keep it handy for adults who've stared at this particular Lexus for too long.   

 

It's called automotive style, not something you will (in common with anything else automotive related) know anything about. Your use of the English language is a disgrace...do you mean the adults will need to keep it handy, WHEN TRAVELLING with kids, or do you mean the bucker is for the kids, because you then mess it up by asking the adults to keep it jandy for themselves. Both stupid, immature, childish, inappropriate, irrelevant comments...now that is something you ARE good at!. TwIT

17 October 2018

to even further engulf the car

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