Lexus has announced updates to the RC coupe range with the changes focusing on improving the driving experience and safety.
Headlining the upgrades is the addition of new adaptive control software for the eight-speed automatic transmission on both the RC300 and RC350 variants.
The new software delivers more assertive shifts in 'Sport' and 'Sport+' modes, while ‘Normal’ mode favours higher gears for greater efficiency.
All models also get a revised rear suspension set-up featuring a larger diameter stabiliser bar with reduced wall thickness and newly developed high-strength aluminium for the upper arm.
On the inside, the RC is now equipped with an electric park brake replacing the old foot-operated unit.
Safety gets a boost with all-speed Radar Active Cruise Control (RACC) included on all models as standard.
The updated RC is also offered in two new colours: Sonic Chrome and Celestial Blue.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
Both powertrains have been carried over for 2021. The RC300 uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
The RC350 gets a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6 engine developing 232kW and 380Nm.
Each engine is matched to an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive.
2021 Lexus RC pricing (excludes on-road costs):
RC300 Luxury - $67,990
RC350 Luxury - $70,736
RC300 Luxury with Enhancement Pack 1 - $68,980
RC350 Luxury with Enhancement Pack 1 - $72,726
RC300 Luxury with Enhancement Pack 2 - $72,680
RC350 Luxury with Enhancement Pack 2 - $75,426
RC300 F Sport - $75,736
RC300 F Sport with Enhancement Pack 1 - $78,236
RC350 F Sport - $78,736
RC350 F Sport with Enhancement Pack - $81,236
2021 Lexus RC equipment highlights:
RC300 Luxury and RC350 Luxury
10.3-inch infotainment system
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Satellite navigation
DAB+ digital radio
10-speaker 256W Pioneer sound system
18-inch alloy wheels
LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and washers
Keyless entry and start
Leather upholstery
Dual-zone climate control
Heated and ventilated front seats
Power front seats with driver’s memory
Power-adjustable steering column
Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
Adaptive cruise control
Adaptive high beam
Enhancement Pack 1 adds
19-inch alloy wheels
17-speaker 835W Mark Levinson sound system
Enhancement Pack 2 adds
Power sunroof
Smart key card
19-inch alloy wheels (RC350 Luxury)
17-speaker 835W Mark Levinson sound system (RC350 Luxury)
RC300 F Sport adds
Adaptive suspension
Limited-slip differential
F Sport suspension tune
F Sport steering wheel, sill plates and pedals
Performance front brakes
Digital instrumentation
Sound enhancer
19-inch alloy wheels
17-speaker 835W Mark Levinson sound system
Smart key card
RC350 F Sport adds
Lexus Dynamic Handling with Dynamic Rear Steering
Enhancement Pack adds
Powered sunroof
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