The Lexus LC, which stands for “Luxury Coupe” had a concept vehicle introduction at the Detroit Auto Show in 2012. The production model debuted at the same venue in 2016. The grand tourer was based on the LF-LC concept also known as Lexus Future-Luxury.
In 2016, a hybrid model named the Lexus LC 500h was launched in the Geneva International Motor Show that runs with a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated with a lithium-ion battery.
Locally, the Lexus LC 500 was initially previewed at the 2016 Philippine International Motor Show. A year later, Lexus Manila made the grand tourer available in the market.
The Lexus LC 500 stands 4,770mm long, 1,920mm wide, and 1,345mm tall with a wheelbase that measures 2,870mm. Its ultra-sleek front features the Japanese company’s signature spindle grille with a 3D mesh pattern, nicely compact three-Bi LED headlamp, and arrowhead LED daytime running lights. Its low body, purposely designed to aid its overall performance, is sculpted with the right amount of curves and line that heightens its graceful sexiness.
At the back, a pair of contemporary L-shaped taillights constructed using 80 LED lights with LED daytime running lights provides illumination. Other highlights at the rear include an efficient active rear wing, four tailpipe diffusers, and innovative aero ducts.
The cabin of the Lexus LC 500 is posh and roomy. Premium interior highlights include the Alcantara leather-covered seats, eight-way front seat-adjuster with D-memory, leather-wrapped steering wheel with driver-related switches, modern cockpit with metal trimmings, adaptive tachometer, seat heater, automatic day and night inside rearview mirror, and automatic dual-zone air conditioning system.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing infotainment is a 10.3-inch display screen with 13 speakers strategically placed inside the cabin.
As for safety, the Lexus LC 500 comes with a wide range of features such as the impact-absorbing pop-up hood, cruise control, blind-spot monitor, LED cornering lamp, eight reliable sensor-activated SRS airbags, vehicle stability control, brake assist, hill-start assist, vehicle stability control, and back guide monitor.
Platform & Chassis
The Lexus LC 500 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive automobile built with the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. It is fitted with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers on the rear to advance its braking power. It is built with a multi-link suspension at the front and rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Lexus LC 500 runs using a V8 32-Valve DOHC Dual VVT-i engine mated with a ten-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 470 horsepower with 540 Newton meters.