In 2013, the Lexus RC was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to the Japanese premium carmaker, this handsome vehicle is the coupe version of their acclaimed compact executive vehicle, the Lexus IS.
In August 2018, a facelifted version was revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The presented vehicle is made contemporary outside and inside with noteworthy features such as triple LED headlights and Amazon Alexa integration.
Locally, the revamped coupe was launched in May 2019.
The Lexus RC 350 measures 4,700mm long, 1,840mm wide, and 1,398mm tall with a 2,730mm wheelbase. Its mighty physique features innovations such as the company’s iconic spindle grille made bolder in this specific release, narrow three-eyed LED headlights with L-shaped clearance light and LED daytime running lights, high vibrance paint that heightens its sophisticated presence, rear LED combination lamp, rear LED fog lamps, extended side mirror with heater and auto-folding system, illuminated door handles for added convenience especially at night, and a reliable set of 17-inch to 18-inch sturdy aluminum wheels that supports its unmatched agility and power on the road.
To match its luxurious vibe outside, the cabin of the Lexus RC 350 is furnished with modern and premium features such as the Shimamoku ornamentation interior trim that pairs light and dark wood veneer with the tone of the cabin to create a visually appealing contrast, luscious and comfortable leather seats with ventilation, leather steering wheel, power steering column, dual-zone air conditioning system, a reliable 4.2 multi-information display that shows useful vehicle information while driving, and 60/40 seat configuration at the rear with a fold-down mechanism to efficiently increase luggage carrying space.
Technology & Safety Features
For infotainment, the Lexus RC 350 comes with a high-resolution 10.3-inch screen with media and smartphone integration. Sound is provided by Lexus Premium Audio that comes with 10 speakers strategically positioned inside the cabin.
As for safety, this handsome coupe is built with eight sensor-activated SRS airbags, hill start assist, an anti-lock brake system, brake assist, vehicle stability control, traction control, child lock protection, a sensor for clearance and reverse, back guide monitor, alarm with engine immobilizer, and an impact-absorbing hood with sensor-activated system.
Platform & Chassis
The Lexus RC 350 is engineered with a shortened wheelbase to aid its superior agility. It is built with a Double Wishbone suspension at the front and a multi-link suspension at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by a 334/30mm ventilated disc at the front and 310/18mm ventilated disc at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Lexus RC 350 runs using a 3.5 V6 24-Valve DOHC Dual VVT-i engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to emit 312 horsepower with 380 Newton meters.