ORDER BOOKS OPEN FOR THE NEW LEXUS RC COUPE
Prices and equipment specifications announced
- Order books open for the all-new Lexus RC coupe
- Full hybrid RC 300h and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol RC 200t
- Both versions offered in F Sport and Premier grades, RC 300h additionally available in Luxury trim
- LED headlights, parking sensors, Smart Entry and push button start, Drive Mode Select, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, auto-dimming rear-view and door mirrors, cruise control and heated front seats all standard across the range
- F Sport models feature powerful external styling elements, 19-inch alloys, F Sport front seats, steering wheel and trim, heated/ventilated front seats, Adaptive Variable Suspension and electric steering wheel adjustment.
- Premier grade includes Lexus Premium Navigation, Mark Levinson sound system, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Keep Assist
- On-the-road prices from £34,995 for the RC 300h Luxury and £36,495 for the RC 200t F Sport. First customer deliveries from January 2016
The exciting expansion of the Lexus model range gathers momentum with order books now open for the all-new RC coupe.
First seen at last year’s Geneva motor show, the two-door RC is a full-blooded coupe, with a dedicated design that gives new emphasis to Lexus’s powerful and distinctive styling language. In the UK the range offers two powertrains: the RC 300h full hybrid with 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, and the RC 200t, the latest model to adopt Lexus’s 241bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
In addition, the RC F, introduced in late 2014, remains available as a high performance iteration of the coupe, powered by Lexus’s 471bhp 5.0-litre V8 engine.
Luxury grade is exclusive to the full hybrid RC 300h. Although it marks the entry point to the coupe range, it delivers a wealth of features true to Lexus’s reputation for combining premium, on-board comfort, useful advanced technologies and excellent safety provisions.
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, a six-speaker audio system with CD player, DAB, Bluetooth and two USB ports, seven-inch multimedia screen with Remote Touch controller, power-adjustable front seats, smooth leather upholstery, split-folding rear seat and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. The safety and driver assistance features include Lexus’s Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, eight airbags, pop-up hood and Hill Assist Control with Brake Hold. The RC further benefits from Lexus’s Drive Mode Select, which adjusts performance to suit conditions or driver preference, with Eco, Normal and Sport modes.
The elegantly powerful lines of the RC are given added visual urgency on the F Sport models, 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). In the cabin there are F Sport front seats that are power-adjustable with heating/ventilation, driver’s side memory setting and automatic “easy access” function). Other F Sport elements include aluminium scuff plates and sports pedals and LFA-style meters that automatically change appearance according to the drive mode selected.
Going beyond style features, the F Sport models increase the driver rewards with Adaptive Variable Suspension and, on the 200t F Sport, a limited-slip differential. The Drive Mode Select system adds a fourth, Sport+ mode which introduces additional chassis control for an even sportier drive.
Other key equipment features include rain-sensing windscreen wipers, rear-view camera and Lane Keep Assist.
At the top of the new RC range the Premier grade models go even further, adding to the standard features of 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 Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert , Lane Keep Assist and a rear-view camera.
Exterior and interior colours
The new RC is available in 10 exterior colours, including vibrant Sonic Red, Solar Flare and Azure Blue which are shared with the high-performance RC F. F Sport White, Solar Flare and Azure Blue are exclusive to the F Sport models.
For the interior, customers can choose from four smooth leather shades – Black, Topaz Brown, Clove and Grey for Luxury and Premier grade, with Dark Rose replacing Topaz Brown in the selection for F Sport. Contrast or toning stitching is featured on the instrument panel doors, seat bases and seatbacks, while a sporting feel is displayed in quilting of the upholstery across the centre section of the F Sport seats. Cabin inlays are black for Luxury grade, aluminium for F Sport and Shimamoku Grey for Premier.
Each new RC grade features a different alloy wheel design: five-spoke 18-inch for the RC 300h Luxury,; multi-spoke 19-inch for the F Sport models; and 10-spoke 19-inch rims for the Premier.
The new Lexus RC is available to order now, with first customer deliveries in January 2016.
|RC 200t F Sport||£36,495|
|RC 200t Premier||£39,495|
|RC 300h Luxury||£34,995|
|RC 300h F Sport||£37,495|
|RC 300h Premier||£40,495|