Australia specs and pricing has been announced for the updated Lexus LC Coupe which arrives with a series of powertrain and suspension revisions.
Pricing starts from $194,747 plus on-road costs for the V8-powered LC500 and $195,165 plus on-roads for the hybrid LC500h.
The outputs remain the same with the LC500’s 5.0-litre V8 producing 351kW and 540Nm, while the LC500h offers 264kW, plus a maximum of 350Nm of torque from the petrol engine and 300Nm from the electric motor.
According to Lexus, the LC500's 10-speed automatic transmission features enhanced logic patterns to target gear upshifts at higher engine speeds when 60-70 per cent throttle is applied.
The CVT in the hybrid model is now able to downshift to second gear (previously third) when braking in Sport S and Sport S+ modes, the company says this provides more immediate acceleration out of a corner during spirited driving.
Other changes included a front lower control arm of the LC that is now produced from 1.65kg-lighter forged aluminium for improved steering feel, while the second front control arm gets an altered front rebound spring rate and an optimised stabiliser bar for a smoother ride.
The front and rear coil springs have been strengthened and the shock-absorber length for the standard Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) has been modified, with new control-software parameters for greater control.
Rear roll rigidity distribution has also been tweaked, making it easier for the driver to feel the vehicle's posture through corners. There’s also revised rear spring rates, a hollow stabiliser bar and 0.7kg-lighter 21-inch alloy wheels.
The 2020 model year LC also debuts a Yamaha developed performance damper that better absorbs twists and quells body vibrations during hard driving.
Active Cornering Assist (ACA), which utilises the vehicle stability control to provide subtle braking of the inside wheels during high-G cornering is now standard.
An updated version of the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system is part of the Enhancement Pack option, the new set-up features revised tuning of the front and rear-wheel steering to support high-speed stability and manoeuvrability at lower speeds.
On the inside, a steering-wheel heater is now standard along with an 'easy access' front seat slide function.
Carnelian and Khaki Metal become permanent additions to the exterior colour palette, while Flare Red with black and red trim and Manhattan Henge with black and sunset-coloured trim are offered for the cabin.
Scroll down for a full list of the LC Coupe’s equipment highlights.
For those who might be wondering, pricing for the LC Convertible will be announced at a later date.
2020 Lexus LC Coupe pricing (excluding on-road costs):
LC500 - $194,747
LC500h - $195,165
Enhancement Pack - $15,000
Dynamic rear steering (DRS)
Variable gear ratio steering (VGRS)
Active rear wing
Alcantara and leather-accented interior front seats
10-way power-operated sports front seats
Carbon-fibre scuff plates
Torsen rear limited-slip differential (LSD) - LC500h only, standard on LC 500
LC Coupe equipment highlights
Steering-wheel heater (new)
'Easy access' front-seat slide function (new)
21-inch forged-alloy two-tone wheels
Clearance and reversing sonar
Glass roof with interior sunblind
Pre-collision safety system (PCS) with pre-collision braking
Lane keep assist (LKA) with steering assist
Blind-spot monitor (BSM) with rear cross-traffic alert
All-speed radar active cruise control (ACC)
Pop-up pedestrian sensing safety bonnet
Eight SRS airbags
Vehicle stability control (VSC) and traction control (TRC)
Triple-stack LED headlights with cornering lights and washers, dusk-sensing function and automatic high-beam
Keyless smart entry with smart key card
Retractable door handles with illumination
8.0-inch digital instrumentation with a slide-out meter ring
Colour head-up display (HUD)
10.3-inch infotainment screen with Lexus Remote Touch-pad controller
Rer-view camera with rear guide assist
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
DAB+, USB and AUX inputs
Satellite navigation system with SUNA live traffic alerts
Navigation with speed limit display
Advanced multimedia voice control
13-speaker, 918-watt Mark Levinson DVD Audio with Clari-Fi
Self-dimming interior mirror
Dual-zone climate control air conditioning with Lexus Climate Concierge
Semi-aniline leather-accented front seats
12-way power-operated front seats with driver memory settings
Heated and ventilated front seats
Power steering column adjust
Touch-sensitive interior lights
Stainless-steel scuff plates
Active noise control (ANC)
Drive Mode Select - ECO, COMFORT, NORMAL, CUSTOMISE, SPORT S & SPORT S+
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