Lexus has announced that the new 2015 RC Coupe is going to be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show on November 20.
Lexus has announced that the new 2015 RC Coupe is going to be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show on November 20. Lexus has released a few photos of the RC Coupe ahead of its debut in Tokyo and two versions will be on stage, the RC 350 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid with a 2.5-liter engine.
The RC Coupe , which is a preview of the new Lexus coupe, gets contoured lines never before seen in the Lexus line-up. It also has the widest and lowest application yet seen of the Lexus spindle grille. The RC Coupe’s headlights have a design that is similar to the IS, while the rear taillights adopt the symbolic Lexus L-shaped motif. The RC’s aluminum 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.
The interior looks almost identical to the IS, but it gets a purpose-built Lexus-first lighting package with illumination that reflects upwards, rather than downwards, to envelop the interior. High contrast interior trim, including a new tone called Clove, emphasize design lines and accentuate the 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 center console integrates a new Lexus first Remote Touch Interface.