TORONTO, ONTARIO – OCTOBER 15, 2020 – Fulfill your passion for performance with the Lexus RC Series – the luxury sport coupes that combine style, luxury, performance and the sure-footed traction of all-wheel-drive.
The classic coupe is a performance machine and the RC Series honours that heritage with two all-wheel-drive powertrains – each masterfully engineered to meet the driver’s desire for exhilarating performance. Lexus RC 350 AWD models are powered by an aggressively-tuned dual injection 3.5L V6 that serves up 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Meantime, Lexus RC 300 AWD models are built around a direct injection 3.5-litre V6 that generates 260 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Both models feature a six-speed automatic transmission engineered to optimize power delivery and maximize engine efficiency. Able to operate in manual mode, the RC’s full torque converter lock up from second to sixth gears enables down shifts in just 0.2 seconds.
The Lexus RC’s suspension systems are carefully tuned to make this sport coupe more responsive than ever while still delivering exceptional ride comfort, while drive mode select allows Lexus guests to tune the RC for responsiveness or efficiency with the turn of a dial.
The RC’s sport coupe credentials are on full display with aggressively crafted bodywork featuring sharpened front bumper, Lexus signature spindle grille flanked by air intakes, and character lines that emphasize the coupe’s low proportions and well-planted stance. Precision-machined alloy wheels add to RC’s muscular image. F SPORT models amp up the aggressive styling with exclusive features.
Inside, the RC Series wraps the driver and up to three passengers in a cabin that pampers even as it inspires. Standard fittings include power adjustable and heated front seats, dual zone automatic climate control, and the Lexus Smart Key System with Push Button Start. Technology is powerful yet intuitive, build around a Lexus Display Audio with Remote system that offers a new dimension of convenience and connectivity – featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, Enform Remote (3 year trial), Enform Service Connect (10 year trial), and Enform Safety Connect (3 year trial).
As a Lexus, every RC Series coupe is impressively equipped with state of the art safety features, headlined by Lexus Safety System +. This portfolio of active safety technologies supports the driver’s awareness and decision-making under a range of traffic conditions and contingencies. New this year, this system now includes all-speed dynamic radar cruise control. Also new this year, all models have been upgraded with an electronic parking brake. Other safety systems include a backup camera, eight airbags, and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management – an array of handling and traction control systems that can predict and prevent skids even before they occur.
The 2021 Lexus RC Series lineup is available in a choice of model and trim combinations as follows:
The 2021 Lexus RC 300 AWD Signature (starting MSRP: $49,400) introduces guests to the Lexus coupe experience. Built around the 260 horsepower V6, this model features 8-way power adjustable front seats, heated front seats, dual zone automatic climate control, and smart key with push button start All Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Electronic Parking Brake.
The 2021 Lexus RC 300 AWD Premium (starting MSRP: $52,450) enhances the style, comfort and luxury with 19” alloy wheels, a power moon roof, ventilated front seats, the Lexus driver’s seat memory system, heated steering wheel on a power tilting/telescoping steering column, and the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The 2021 Lexus RC 300 AWD F SPORT Series 2 (starting MSRP: $57,150) introduces aggressive F SPORT styling to the RC Series – including unique 19” F SPORT exclusive alloy wheels, a gauge cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA Super Car, and a full F SPORT design package including mesh grille, jet black chrome plating, F SPORT front seats, and a G Force Monitor. This model is also equipped with the Lexus Navigation with Remote package which adds –, Embedded Navigation and Enform Destination Assist (3 year trial)– plus a larger 10.3” display, Adaptive Variable Suspension systems, and triple LED headlamps.
The 2021 Lexus RC 350 AWD F SPORT Series 3 (starting MSRP: $62,550) steps up the powertrain to the 311 horsepower V6. It includes all the items found in the RC 300 AWD F SPORT Series 2 model, plus a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system and clearance and backup sensors.
The 2021 Lexus RC 350 AWD Black Line Edition (starting MSRP: $ 63,500) is an all-new model for this year. This limited production coupe enhances the RC 350 AWD F SPORT Series 3 edition with unique black 19” alloy F SPORT wheels, black mirrors, exhaust tip, and grille, plus an exclusive interior featuring black seats with silver stitching and unique ash wood trim.
The 2021 Lexus RC Series is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up-to-date details and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/rc
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.