Lexus has unveiled the 2015 RC Coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is slated to arrive sometime next year.
Lexus has unveiled the 2015 RC Coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is slated to arrive sometime next year. The 2015 RC Coupe will not simply be a coupe version of the IS or GS sedans, but instead RC is a stand-alone model based on the GS platform.
The 2015 RC coupe differs in all dimensions from the GS and IS lines and will be available with two powertrain, a 314-hp 3.5L V6 mated to an eight-speed sequential transmission and 176-hp 2.5L hybrid system. The RC Coupe features the widest and lowest application yet of the Lexus spindle grille. Compared to the IS sedan, the RC Coupe is 1.2-inches wider, 1.4-inches lower and has a 2.8-inch shorter wheelbase.
The interior is divided into operational and display zones. The upper zone houses the instrument panel and a seven-inch navigation screen while a layered center console integrates a new Lexus-first Remote Touch Interface. The seats utilize an integrated foaming construction method, much like the molding of racing seats, to ensure optimum occupant comfort and support which is important in a sport coupe.
Since the 2015 RC Coupe shares its platform with the GS and is trying to differentiate itself from the IS and GS sedans, it will be interesting to see how Lexus decides to price the new coupe next year.