For the 2015 Lexus RC we are getting much more aggressive looks. Front end has been slightly changed while from the side it is obvious that the creases are more aggressive. Since this vehicle has been spotted at the Nurburgring during tests we are pretty sure that it will be offered to the market pretty soon.
When we take a look at this car it is obvious that it is based on the IS model. Even everything comes with significant amount of changes we are still getting few similarities and now it does offer more sensational appearance that are further improved with the introduction of LED technology. On the back we have larger tail light which is an improvement design wise. Grill is larger and placed at slightly lower position than what we are getting at the base IS model.
On the size segment we have two quite similar vehicles but the RC comes with 1.1 inches longer and wider body. Many would thought that it would meant that it bring additional interior space and additional wheelbase space. In fact, the wheelbase is shorter for about 2.7 inches and we can say that this does not affect the looks, it further improves it.
At this moment there are reports that only two powertrains will be delivered in the 2015 Lexus RC. If this happens we can expect to see the RC350 model that is powered with 3.5 liter V6 that should pump out 306 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque like it is the case with the unit available in IS350S.
Specs Of 2015 Lexus RC
Other option would be the hybrid version that will come with a 300h badge. This model brings 2.5 liter inline four cylinder gasoline engine in combination with electric motor. Total power of hybrid system is about 220 hp even the gasoline unit offers 178 hp and the electric motor comes with 141 hp. This setup is enough for acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in about 8.3 seconds and there is a good chance that this will not change significantly with the delivery of this powertrain in 2015 Lexus RC.
In the interior we are getting pretty recognizable setup of more than one Lexus vehicle. From the company representatives we could hear that it draws inspiration from LF sport concepts that we were able to see over the last few years. Center console is dominated with two displays, on the top we have instrument panel with seven inch display while the lower segment comes with Remote Touch Interface. With this setup every driver will be able to get all the most important information’s but also to control everything easily and fast.
2015 Lexus RC Price
We are still waiting for additional information’s to fill the gaps about the 2015 Lexus RC. One of the things that we still do not know is the price, according to reports this will be known after the Tokyo Auto Show but until than we have a lot of time so we do expect that additional details will leak even before that date.