For 2019, Lexus has updated the RC and its sporty RC F cousin. Expect it to be officially unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October
First brought in at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the Lexus RC range hasn’t received an update since then. To keep it fresh and to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the F Line performance division, Lexus has given it nip and tuck job. At first glance, it may look identical to the model it replaces but look closer and the difference get highlighted.
This update brings the RC in line with the rest of the Lexus range. Changes to the design include a new mesh pattern for the spindle grille and reprofiled Daytime Running Lights that are now integrated into the headlamps. The rear now gets a new air duct and updated LED taillights that make the RC look sportier than before. There are some changes inside the cabin too. The interior gets a dark grey streamline finish on the centre console and a few other places. Larger knee pads have been fitted for improved comfort. Those opting for the performance-centric RC F, get the liberty to choose from six different interior trims. Aerodynamics have improved too thanks to the fin-shaped glasshouse and the ducts up front and at the back. Stiffer suspension bushings and more grippy tyres promise a livelier driving experience. All of these updates will also be seen on the RC F.
There’s no official communication about any updates to the powertrain as yet, but we shall find out soon when the car will be officially unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October.