Lexus RC tops Russia’s Car of the Year Award 2019 in coupe category

  • Lexus RC lands the Coupe of the Year 2019 based on a national vote of more than 1 million respondents
  • The national award “Car of the Year in Russia” – is an independent indicator of public opinion for 19 years in a row

The organizers of the annual “Car of the Year in Russia” officially announced the winners of the 2019 competition. The award ceremony was held on May 16, 2019 in the Izvestia Hall.

According to the results of the all-Russian voting, more than one million Russian car enthusiasts chose the Lexus RC as Coupe of the Year.

Tested extensively on the famous Nürburgring, this four-seater sports coupe delivers exhilarating performance with bold, head-turning design. Behind its muscular and aggressive stance, the RC's rigid chassis offers exceptional handling and agility. Delivering power of 245 hp, with high precision and economy through a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine with 8-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission, the RC reflects Lexus’s passion for engaging driving.

The model was named the best according to the online survey, which was conducted from January 1 to April 14, 2019. The voting data was processed and analysed by an independent research company Ipsos Comcon.


About the award:

The national annual award “Car of the Year in Russia” serves as an indicator of independent public opinion in the automotive market. The selection of the best cars in the respective classes is carried out from January to April in the format of online voting, in which more than a million people from all over Russia participate. Anyone over 18 years old can share their opinion on the best cars on the Russian market. The voting catalogue includes all officially sold models with brief specifications, prices and other useful information. In 2019, the presentation of the award “Car of the Year in Russia” took place for the 19th time.

About Lexus in Russia:

In 2018 Lexus in Russia set a new sales record with 24 312 new vehicles sold, which became an all-time high for the brand.

As a result of 2018 Lexus market share in Russia reached 15,7% among the premium car manufacturers which allowed the brand to take the 3rd place in the segment third year in a row.

Lexus RX premium crossover was the top selling Lexus model in 2018. The last year brought record sales volume for the model in Russia: 9 781 Lexus RX were sold (+4% vs 2017). This allowed the model to take the leading position in the E-SUV-Premium segment with the market share of 24,4%.