Lexus has upgraded the RC sports coupe with changes to powertrain, suspension and safety equipment. It has new adaptive control software for the eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic with is standard on both the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol RC 300 and 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 RC 350.
An electric park brake is used instead of the rather awkward foot park brake.
For improved safety, new all-speed Radar Active Cruise Control is standard in all variants and is able to adapt to the changing road conditions at all speeds, including coming to a complete stop in traffic, before automatically starting again. For the RC 300, this includes switching off then on the vehicle’s Stop & Start engine system without any driver input.
In addition to the upgraded features, the Lexus RC is also now offered in two new colours – Sonic Chrome and Celestial Blue – along with the other existing palette including White Nova, Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Onyx, Graphite Black, Infrared, Zinnia Yellow and Cobalt Mica8.
These upgrades come at minimal cost with all the recommended retail prices increasing by just $100.
Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson said the addition of new features to the RC sports coupe ensures that Lexus continues to offer customers even higher standards in key areas.
“These upgrades to the sporty, yet luxurious RC sports coupe further the Lexus reputation for making regular and thoughtful improvements to our entire range,” Mr Thompson said.
“The advanced technology and engineering in the Lexus RC ensures that every journey prioritises driver connection, dynamic performance and safety.”
RC 300 Luxury: $67,990
RC 300 F Sport: $75,736
RC 350 Luxury: $70,736
RC 350 F Sport: $78,736
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your nearest local Lexus dealer for drive-away prices.