Lexus RC Coupe to Introduce Next-Generation Remote Touch Controller

Lexus RC Interior Production

Looking over the photo of the Lexus RC interior, it shows a design very similar to the third-generation IS — in fact, the only noticeable difference is the new Remote Touch controller:

Lexus RC Remote Touch Controller

As seen in previous spy photos, the earlier mouse-like puck has been replaced with a touchscreen divided into four quadrants, with the HOME, MENUS & UP/DOWN buttons carried over.

There’s no mention in the press release how the new Remote Touch touchscreen might work, but I’m expecting a dramatic improvement over the previous controller — considering how important these infotainment interfaces have become to consumers, this update could be very important for Lexus in the years to come.


  • Crux

    That is a gorgeous interior.

  • Jax

    it just needs a bigger screen… at least as an option.

  • BOSS

    I wonder if they tested anything like…liquid spills on the pad? because I’m sure it could happen accidentally in the real world and that would not be good!

    • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов

      But I guess they take it already in there considerations

      Just time will show

  • 80211

    Still no back button which the current controller desperatly needs…

    • krew

      I’m hoping for *swipe to go back*.

  • F1orce

    A much needed update.

    The mouse-type controller was a weak point. The previous touchscreen interface was much more intuitive IMO.

    Let’s hope this one improves on that area.

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    Excuse Lexus while they leave the competition behind when it comes to driver interface technology…..

    • MT

      But they definitely need to make the screen less laggy. I test drove an IS300h a while back and the screens on the infotainment came up slower than a 10 year old computer running a bloated windows vista.
      The rest of the car is just perfect :-)

  • enthusiast88

    With no tactile feedback I don’t know how it could be better.
    Significantly better placement of the cup holders though.

  • Guest

    I love the look of this coupe. A non-convertible style hardtop coupe is long overdue. Hopefully, I can afford one and hope the final product will look identical to the photo shots.