Lexus has traditionally do not have a compact coupe in the lineup , but based on the success of the IS out – C hardtop convertible recent years , is now ready to take the plunge with the right purpose – built coupe – RC .
Although Lexus Coupe RC only show for the first time in the recent 2013 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept car , Lexus has confirmed that it is on its way to production , and you can easily see that the RC is on a mission to take the younger 30 – and 40 – somethings who want a coupe that is striking but not too juvenile .
New RC coupe measures about 185 inches long , with a wheelbase of 107.5 inches modeling is the same size as the BMW 4 – Series and Audi A5 , as well as the upcoming Cadillac ATS Coupe .
Basically , the RC is most closely associated with the IS sedan . But it is much longer than the IS and shorter than the GS , with a shorter wheelbase than good , and some details of the styling and sex appeal a little better than adding a four- door . From the front , the Lexus spindle grille looks a little more evil than the other brand models . But from the side or rear , looks more elegant and curvaceous like it could pass as the Mazda6 , or something Italian , as many members of the family Lexus ( it’s a compliment , by the history of design is bland Lexus ‘ ) . Inside , the cockpit is divided into operational zones and display . Zone above the instrument panel and the seven -inch navigation screen while the padded center console integrates remote Touch touchpad interface – driven . Options include leather trim for the seats and wood for the dash .
Lexus planning two RC models . RC300h will include 176 – hp , 2.5 – liter four- cylinder with a full hybrid system adds 105 kW assistance when needed – for a total of 217 hp , which is more than the IS250 204 – hp six . You can also call the six frightened step through the manual mode . RC 350 including the 314 -horsepower , 3.5 – liter V – 6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission . Here there is a manual mode and steering – wheel paddle – shifters . And all-wheel drive will be offered on some models . Also , a high performance RC Model F , with 455 -horsepower , 5.0 – liter V – 8 , are already on the way .
Mechanically , RC Coupe models are closely related to the IS sedan , and we expect them to drive like that. A double- wishbone front suspension and multi – link rear setup is likely to be tuned on the firm side but only fit enough for a decent ride comfort . In the latest version of the IS sedan , you hear a little road noise but the sound – a more sporty engine changes we most appreciate and personality traits that should fit well with the RC .
The RC is a true four- seat coupe , so expect a simple rear-seat space , but adequate enough to meet most of the adults for short stints . With the redesign last year , the IS sedans based RC makes some very significant advantages . While their predecessors were well put – together , the latest version of the shed look drab , with well coordinated colors and trim , the front seats are very comfortable , and the dash layout is a good dual – layered functional and very attractive .
Features course still without notice . But Lexus RX said that would be the first Lexus to get a revision Blind Spot monitoring system that detects vehicles approaching from behind at a high speed .
Also not announced is the conversion of C RS variants – but with the relative success of the IS C , we can make a prediction that someone will be on the road .
The 2015 Lexus RC Coupe models will release in the summer of 2014 .
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