Lexus has introduced a facelifted version of the RC Coupe with some visual tricks and more features.
For 2021, there is no change for engines. The RC 300 uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 241 hp and 350 nm of torque. A higher grade Lexus RC 350 has a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 with 311 hp and 380 nm of torque. The Lexus RC 300 has an average fuel economy of 7.3 l/100 km while this number is 9.1 l/100 km for the Lexus RC 350.
Both engines are connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission with new software. Lexus claims that the new software improvement, helped the RC to have a better fuel economy and better performance on the sport mode.
Lexus also has updated the suspension and the chassis by using new stabilizer bar at the rear, a new high-strength aluminum upper arm, and an electric parking brake, which has replaced the old foot-operated pedal.
Main highlights inside the cabin are the heated and ventilated powered front seats, leather inside, dual-zone climate control, 10.3-inch infotainment, sat-nav, digital radio and smartphone integration, and Pioneer premium audio system.
On the safety side, the 2021 Lexus RC comes standard with Radar Active Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Safety, Pre-Collision Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, automatic high beams, and a rearview camera.
Pricing for the 2021 Lexus RC 300 starts from AU$67,990 in Australia that is equal as US$49,712. For the RC 350 pricing starts from AU$70,736 or US$51,720.