New year, new start – it’s a great time to see what exciting new updates Lexus has in store for 2015.
2014 has been a great year for Lexus with the release of the NX300h crossover proving a great success along with the Lexus IS saloon which was named best Executive Car of the Year at the recent Scottish Car of the Year awards.
2015 is shaping up to be just as exciting with the highly anticipated Lexus RC on sale from early 2015 with the RC 300H and RC F set to follow.
Take a look below as we profile some of the highlights to come in 2015 from this most famous of Japanese car makers.
The updated RC range will feature three models that signify a bold new future for the Japanese marque – the RC is set to be one of the most eye-catching cars to launch in 2015.
Arguably most exciting is the Lexus RC-F sports car which was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show back in January and wowed crowds at the more recent Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Featuring technology from the LFA hypercar, the RC-F will come in two different options in the UK, the RC-F and the more slightly pricier RC-F Carbon.
Both the RC-F and the RC-F Carbon come with the same 5.0-litre V8 powertrain which Lexus claim is their most powerful ever, developing 450bhp channelled through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Along with the RC-F sports model we can also expect an efficient RC 300h hybrid version with a 2.5-litre version of Lexus’ full hybrid drive system.
First unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show– the new RC model features some of the most advanced Lexus technology developments including a new, touch-operated Remote Touch Interface (RTI) and a redesigned Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) safety system.
It was also feature a striking exterior look with interior design features and superior driving dynamics that set it apart from other trim levels in the range.
Senior Lexus designers have given the RC a number of cutting lines and created the most insane and lowest-set version of the Lexus spindle grille.
Angular headlights highlight the sporty characteristics of the original LF-LC concept model – presented in a three-lamp LED configuration just like the initial design.
Under the bonnet, the RC 300h combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine producing 176bhp and 221 Nm of torque with a 141bhp electric motor.
A new, touch-sensitive Lexus Remote Interface (RTI) multi-function control device gives the driver simple, quick and ergonomic system operation.