Lexus RC set to make world debut in Tokyo

TOYOTA’s luxury division Lexus is starting up its engine and revving up for the Tokyo Motor Show.

The all-new Lexus RC will make its world debut at the show on November 20.

The Nagoya-based company will display two RC models in the show, the RC 350 with 3.5L V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid with 2.5L engine.

The RC line has been developed to raise the brand’s profile with a broader audience and new-to-Lexus costumers.

The RC design features deeply contoured lines never before seen in the Lexus line-up.

Triangular headlamps evoke the sporty characteristics of the brand’s LF-LC design, while concept vehicle inspiration comes with a three-lamp LED design.

Its aluminium wheels come with two available combinations, a 10-spoke 19-inch wheel and a five-spoke 18-inch version. Each finished with black and platinum centre caps.

The interior of the RC is influenced by sports concept vehicles, Lexus claims.

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

‘Shimamoku’ (Japanese for ‘stripped wood’) wood highlights are used to emphasise 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.

The seats utilize an integrated foaming construction method – much like the moulding of racing seats – to ensure optimum occupant comfort and support.

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