Tokyo Show: Lexus RC Coupe

Time 12:45 pm, November 20, 2013

842a755e-b0cb-4f74-b2cb-49d71909964fLEXUS has shown off its answer to the BMW 4 Series – the RC Coupe.

The Japanese firm has used the Tokyo Motor Show to reveal two versions of the ‘production-ready concept’ (if such a thing exists) – an RC 300h powered by a 2.5-litre V6 and a hybrid system, and an RC 350 which uses a 3.5-litre V6 petrol.

Outside the car uses what Lexus describes as the ‘widest and lowest-set interpretation yet’ of its now trademark spindle grille. The coupe is also 30mm wider, 35mm lower and 70mm shorter in the wheelbase than the IS saloon.

If produced – which is more than likely – it’ll put the Japanese luxury brand firmly into territory occupied by the new BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Audi A5, and will appeal to new concepts to the brand.


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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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