All Lexus RC series models now equipped with Blind Spot Monitoring
TORONTO, ONTARIO – DECEMBER 17th, 2021 – Welcome the true coupe to your life, and experience the intense pleasure that comes from commanding a powerful, well-balanced, finely-honed driving machine. The Lexus RC Series combines style, luxury, performance, and the sure-footed traction of all-wheel-drive.
“Every journey should leave you wanting more time behind the wheel – and the Lexus RC is the luxury coupe that delivers that,” said Martin Gilbert, Director of Lexus in Canada. “The RC is a true coupe, combining strikingly assertive bodywork with a dynamic, driver-focussed cockpit that puts power at the driver’s command and exceptional agility at their fingertips.”
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 3.5L 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. Meantime, drive mode select allows Lexus guests to easily tune the RC for responsiveness or efficiency.
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, heated and ventilated front seats with a driver’s seat memory system, dual zone automatic climate control, and the Lexus Smart Key System with Push Button Start. Technology is powerful yet intuitive, built around a Lexus information and entertainment system that offers a new dimension of convenience and connectivity – featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Models equipped with Lexus Display Audio with Remote include Remote Connect, Service Connect, and Safety Connect features, while those equipped with Lexus Navigation with Remote add Embedded Navigation and Destination Assist.
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, all models are factory-fitted with the Lexus Blind Spot Monitoring safety technology. Other safety systems include an electronic parking brake, 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 Lexus RC Series lineup is available in a choice of model and trim combinations as follows:
The 2022 Lexus RC 300 AWD Premium (starting MSRP: $53,650) introduces guests to the RC experience. This model features Lexus Display Audio with Remote with a 7” display and 10 speakers, 19” alloy wheels, a power moon roof, and a heated steering wheel on a power tilting/telescoping steering column.
The 2022 Lexus RC 300 AWD F SPORT 2 (starting MSRP: $58,350) 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 Lexus Navigation with Remote plus a larger 10.3” display, Adaptive Variable Suspension systems, and triple LED headlamps.
The 2022 Lexus RC 350 AWD F SPORT 3 (starting MSRP: $63,750) steps up the powertrain to the 311 horsepower V6. It includes all the items found in the RC 300 AWD F SPORT 2 model, plus a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system and Intuitive Parking Assist.
The 2022 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.