Motor Trend is reporting that the Lexus RC will be getting the 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine:
The forthcoming IS 200t turbocharged four-cylinder variant is a poorly kept secret, but no one is talking RC yet. Well, now we are. It’s coming, and like the IS 200t, the RC 200t will use the brand’s all-new motor which debuted in the NX 200t crossover.
The RC is definitely missing a base model engine — most world markets only offer the RC 350 or RC 300h, and more reasonably priced base engine would certainly expand the potential audience for the coupe.
(Should also point out that Lexus Australia trademarked the RC 200t in 2013.)