Lexus_RC_F_frontLexus has introduced significant upgrades to its RC F coupe including an improved infotainment system and expanded safety technology.

Infotainment is now shown on a 10.3-inch screen, significantly up from the previous 7.0-inch unit. The Lexus Remote Touch pad is larger and we are assured this is now easier to use. We did criticise the touch pad during our previous testing so will borrow an RC sometime soon and comment on the changes.

The controls for the active cruise control system have also been simplified.


The topline V8 RC F is now offered with Carbon variant that uses carbon-fibre technology to its roof, active rear wing and interior trim for weight saving. The bonnet is now aluminium, replacing carbon fibre.

The 3.5-litre twin-cam V6 engine in the Lexus RC 350 has been revised to provide greater flexibility while reducing fuel consumption by about three per cent.

Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) for the RC Line and RC F models can now detect pedestrians as well as other vehicles. The upgraded lane departure warning function now includes steering assist and steering-wheel vibration alert.


RC300 Luxury: $65,400
RC300 F Sport: $74,700
RC300 Sports Luxury: $84,900
RC350 Luxury: $68,400
RC350 F Sport: $77,700
RC350 Sports Luxury: $87,900
RC F: $138,100
RC F Carbon: $152,300
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Lexus dealer for drive-away prices.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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