All-new lexus rc to make world debut at the tokyo motor show

  • Striking concept-to-reality coupe that explores new frontiers for Lexus
  • High performance V6 petrol and hybrid powertrains accentuate the strong sports-nature of RC.
  • New styling direction for Lexus in a dedicated coupe with the most aggressive use yet of the iconic spindle grille.
  • High contrast interior colors with unique new trim create a driver's cockpit that enhances the fun-to-drive intention of RC.

The all-new Lexus RC will make its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show on November 20 2013. A press conference will be held at 8.45am local time (0:45am CET), and live webcast streaming of the event will be available at http://www.lexus-int.com.

Two RC models will be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show — the RC 350 with 3.5L V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid with 2.5L engine.

Today Lexus released photos of the all new RC in advance of next week's world premiere.

The RC Line brings to life the luxury marque's focus on emotional appeal through a dynamic and alluring two-door coupe. It has been developed to raise the brand's profile with a broader audience and new-to-Lexus customers. It injects emotional appeal into the Lexus DNA that is synonymous with build quality, refinement and reliability.

Design exterior

Lexus designers have infused the RC design with deeply contoured lines never before seen in the Lexus line-up. They have integrated the widest and lowest application yet seen of the Lexus spindle grille.

Triangular headlamps evoke the sporty characteristics of the LF-LC design while concept vehicle inspiration is evident in the unique three-lamp LED design. At low beam, the lamps adopt an L-shaped pattern as an expression of the Lexus identity.

The sharp, thin design of the rear combination lamps adopts the symbolic Lexus L-shaped motif.

RC's aluminium wheels continue the concept-to-production design philosophy with two available combinations — a deeply sculpted 10-spoke 19-inch wheel or a muscular five-spoke 18-inch version, each precision-machined and finished with elegant black and platinum centre caps.

The hero colour is red — featuring brighter and more contrasting shade made possible by a new Lexus painting process that uses multiple layers of clear and deeper-coloured coating.

Design interior

Highly acclaimed sports concept vehicles have greatly influenced the interior of the RC coupe, with maximum use of contrasting colours, materials and lighting.

A purpose-built Lexus-first lighting package provides a great sense of occasion, with illumination that reflects upwards, rather than downwards, to envelop the cabin.

High contrast interior trim, including a startling new tone called Clove, emphasize design lines and accentuate the elegant cabin.

Genuine shimamoku wood highlights — the result of an intense, layered wood production technique refined by Lexus — are used to emphasize the surrounding trim.

The driver's cockpit is divided into operational and display zones. The upper zone houses the instrument panel and a seven-inch navigation screen while a layered centre console integrates a new Lexus first Remote Touch Interface.

Importantly for a coupe, the seats utilize an integrated foaming construction method — much like the moulding of racing seats — to ensure optimum occupant comfort and support


RC 350


RC 300h


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3.5L Petrol


2.5L HV