Lexus SC to Return in 2016?

Lexus SC in 2016?

In its latest issue, Japanese magazine Mag-X suggests Lexus will be resurrecting the SC nameplate in 2016 with a production model based on the LF-LC concept — also included is a rendering of what the car might look like (see above).

According to Mag-X, the car would be 4750mm × 1900mm × 1350mm (only slightly larger than the LFA), and engines would include a 3.5L V6 hybrid and a 4.3L V8 turbo — the rest of the translated article is difficult to comprehend, but the timing lines up with a recent story from Automotive News:

After its rave reception at the 2012 Detroit show, Lexus’ flagship coupe concept received a green light from CEO Akio Toyoda. This 2+2 hybrid-powered coupe, which is likely to cost about $120,000, will be more akin to a high-performance LFA-like than a successor to the portly SC coupe. Toyoda has fast-tracked it to arrive in late 2015.

[Source: Mag-X & Automotive News]


  • Ayo DocMkize

    Damn 2015/16 is actually very close but yeah we want it them coupes bring it on Lexus!!

  • Bawsman


  • AstonMartin

    Best render yet. Would love to see this artist drawing capture the rear of the vehicle.

  • RAL


  • Thomas

    Yes! An other rumour and a rendering in a Magazine that actually dont have anything at all to do With reality. Finally, again!

  • BlckDynamite

    The size of the V8 is kinda important, since Lexus uses a 4.6L V8 now.

    Why would they stick with a V8, but make it smaller? The SC and Lexus LS have always shared engines, so whatever goes into the SC would be seen in the LS. Would you really put a smaller V8 in the LS?

    Lexus has a 4.6 and 5.0L V8, so are they both going to be retired for something smaller?
    I doubt that……

  • Jesse

    nice just dont make it crazy expencive :P

  • Jesse

    keep it less than 70 – 80 k

  • MT

    No, they just bring back the UZ engine. It is even more “proven” as the UR :-)

    All that engine speculation is pure crap.

  • BlckDynamite

    Why “bring back” an old, outdated engine? If the UZ engine were so great, why replace it?

    They wouldn’t have retired it in the first place if it were a better engine than what they have now.

  • PG

    It says 4.3L V8 turbo. The forced induction is key here, and completely in line with what the Germans have done. They all have downsized their V8s when they introduced their turbocharged mills. And 4.3L falls right in their ballpark displacement (4.0 Audi, 4.4 BMW, 4.6 Mercedes). The only problem I see here is that these engines have all been out for a while and might move on their next generation just when Lexus (finally) makes to shift over to forced induction.

  • Jake

    It’s the Luxury Coupe from Lexus so it has to be around 100k or more or less same priced as the LS.

  • BlckDynamite

    Lexus already has a small V8, and it’s more efficient than their old 4.3.
    No reason to make it smaller.

  • LG4282

    Lots of people looking forward to a new 2 door coupe from Lexus. Keep the concepts coming!

  • Digs

    It’s like a cartoon babe. We know it’s not real, but.. baby sure look nice.

  • MikeVossen

    Do want!!!

  • Cha Kang Woo

    put the 4.8v10 please,miss that howlin roar engine