Lexus RC Convertible to be Released in 2016?

Lexus LF-C2 Concept RC Convertible

Motoring Australia has a new timeline for the Lexus RC convertible:

On the wind-in-the-hair front, a convertible version of the RC is being readied for production and is expected to go on sale internationally in 2016. The ‘RC-C’ will incorporate an aluminium retractable roof to minimize weight.

A convertible version of the flagship RC F is also under “serious consideration”.

There were reports late last year that the RC convertible had been shelved due to U.S. dealership feedback, so a revival of this rumor is big news indeed.

(Really though, pushing the seven-year old IS convertible out of the lineup would be its own reward — it’s time for a new Lexus convertible.)