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Is Lexus Developing an RC Four-Door Coupe?

Lexus RC Four-Door Coupe

Along with their rumors on the Lexus GS F, Autocar also suggests a four-door RC F is on the way:

Following the GS F will be a four-door version of the RC F, which will feature identical underpinnings to the coupé but extra practicality and a slightly lower price tag. Expect to see the saloon RC F “sometime in 2016”. This may well be followed by a convertible version.

This is a strange one, because a four-door RC coupe would crowd the Lexus lineup. How would an RS (Racing Sedan) compare in size to the IS & GS? Would Lexus release a RS F at the expense of a next-generation IS F, or would they be competing with one another?

The thing is, there’s no way to apply logic to the four-door coupe — it’s probably the most stylish and least functional body style out there, yet every major luxury manufacturer except Lexus has (at least) one in the lineup.

Considering the current Lexus focus on design, can they ignore the four-door coupe segment for much longer?

[Source: Autocar]

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    codenamejanrei
  • September 8, 2014
That's bullcrap. Lexus doesn't need a RC Sedan. They already have an IS, ES and GS in that segment.
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    corradoMR2
  • September 8, 2014
I like it. I would seriously consider trading my 3IS for this if it will be cheaper than the coupe.
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    Lexus Cohen
  • September 8, 2014
I think I would actually like that car
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    BOSS
  • September 8, 2014
RC F convertible sounds nice :P
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    RAL
  • September 8, 2014
Wonders never cease . . .
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    Colione
  • September 8, 2014
I think (hope) they are referring to the upcoming? IS-F.....
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    DrazenDodig
  • September 8, 2014
they are probably thinking IS-F, not RC-F with 4 doors, which would be pointless. And they are just guessing of course.
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    Lexus Cohen
  • September 8, 2014
Honestly, I think Lexus should create a new segment, they should start leading again and stop following! They've had a lot of world's first (luxury hybrid, eight speed transmission, self parking car) create something like what they did with the RX and have all the manufacturers jump on again. My thinking would be an ultra luxury line slotted above Lexus or a full performance line (exotic). What do you guys think?
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      john
    • September 8, 2014
    Sounds logical, wish TMC would takeover Aston Martin instead of Mercedes. It fits perfectly for customers seeking more exclusive vehicles, and for AM better R&D.
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      maiaramdan
    • September 10, 2014
    Sir you say what i wanna say thank you so much
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    Bobby
  • September 8, 2014
No it'll just be heavier than the RC already is and Lexus doesn't need that.
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    john
  • September 8, 2014
I definitely think they mean IS-F, makes no sense to introduce another similar size model, unless they are thinking of changing the naming strategy of having RC-F sedan as IS sedan in disguise. On the other hand it would be nice for them to do a stylish 4 door shooting brake variant of RC-F or IS-F, like how Audi only has RS variants in estate form now.
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    Mohammed Taha
  • September 8, 2014
How odd, I was thinking of the exact same thing yesterday or the day before. Would Lexus build such a car? What would it look like? Etc... I think if they do, it should be built on the LF-LC rather than the RC since the LF-LC is bigger and more luxurious. I think there is a market out there for it and if I have the funds I would definitely consider buying one. To everyone out there thinking why would they build one? The answer is quite simple. You have 3 luxury sedans. ES, GS and LS, neither of which are officially sporty looking cars. The IS is the only sporty sedan in their lineup. If you compare that to the German variety, MB has the CLS, BMW has the 6, Audi has the A7. The 6 Series Grand Coupe is by far the best looking car out there. Now imagine a sleek sporty sedan, a stretched out LF-LC if you will, with the 3-L LED headlights. OMG, the beauty.
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    Absolut Sabs
  • September 9, 2014
Start with a new IS-F.. then make your little coupe later on! I really love the IS-F and how rare it is, let it live on!
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    Matt
  • September 9, 2014
Actually prefer it to the RC.... Looks good!
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    phuson091/
  • September 9, 2014
If this rumors become the truth, CLA and A3 will both be screwed! This looks stunning and such a beautiful car! It will outsell every 4-door coupe and bear down on Benz and Bimmer. Well done Lexus!
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      PG
    • September 9, 2014
    This would compete with the A5 Sportback, not the A3. Judging by the sales volumes of the A7 and A5 Sportback, Lexus should definitely do something similar.

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