Tokyo 2013 Preview: Lexus reveals the RC Coupe

Tokyo 2013 Preview: Lexus reveals the RC Coupe image

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RC350, RC300h to be launched at Tokyo

Lexus is more aggressive than ever, and this new coupe just revealed online is proof of that.

The all new Lexus RC will make its official debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show on the 20th of November in what Lexus calls as part of “giving its cars emotional appeal”.

First previewed in the LF-LC concept, the two-door RC was designed to raise the brand’s profile to a wider audience and customers new to Lexus while at the same time showcasing elements that are fundamental to the brand: build quality, refinement and reliability.

The aggressively designed coupe was given deeply contoured lines of a kind never before seen on a Lexus as well as the lowest-set interpretation yet of the Lexus spindle grille. The hero color for the RC is red, with a new Lexus painting process giving brighter and stronger contrasts through using multiple layers of clear and deeper-colored coating.

The RC measures 4695mm long, 1840mm wide and 1395mm high, with a 2730mm wheelbase.

Two versions will be unveiled at Tokyo: the RC 350 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and the RC 300h hybrid with a 2.5-liter unit.