JapanLexus RC: First Generation

Video & Photo Gallery: The Updated 2019 Lexus RC Coupe

Lexus RC Japan 2019

The updated 2019 Lexus RC coupe is now on sale in Japan just one month after its debut at the Paris Motor Show — here’s a video showing off the new front-end:

There’s also some new images of the 2019 coupe in both standard and F SPORT configurations:

Comments
R
Overall good improvement -however the dashboard really needs an upgrade. Too much plastic in sight would like them to look at an Audi interior and get some pointers on luxury finishes and detailing it lacks European appeal in the inside finishes.
The exterior colors also seem hectic - think they are trying too hard and becoming blingish in the process.
However I am a Lexus fan and hope it does well.
lexuswilltakeovertheworld
looks amazing but new gen should come out in 2021 at least
You think that soon? The 4IS is prob due on 2021. The 3is has a few years on the RC so I doubt Lexus will change it by then. Maybe 2023?
Rob Grieveson
Overall good improvement -however the dashboard really needs an upgrade. Too much plastic in sight would like them to look at an Audi interior and get some pointers on luxury finishes and detailing it lacks European appeal in the inside finishes.
The exterior colors also seem hectic - think they are trying too hard and becoming blingish in the process.
However I am a Lexus fan and hope it does well.
Never understood this argument, there is no shortage of plastic in the A4. And what exactly is Europeal appeal and why does Lexus need to copy it?
  • Joe
    Joe
  • October 8, 2018
mikeavelli
Lexus has got to step it up with powertrains they are seriously lagging here.
In Europe, the RC could benefit from a 345 hp 450h powertrain, as the GS is gone now and replaced with ES 300h... Too bad that they don't want to put the necessary Euro6d engineering resources in such a specific version that would allow to build brand awareness as a more affordable LC (and not necessarily sales volume).
Separate thread on this soon...



L
  • L
  • October 31, 2018
I really want to like it! The rear lights look good but the headlights I really don’t like. Maybe it will grow on me and others or hopefully the 2nd gen RC will be out sooner then that! I think if it had a more IS type of refresh would have looked really nice as I love the much more aggressive look anyway I still have high hopes for the RC!
Exterior really looks awesome in that video!
I know it's still on sale, but can't believe the standard RC coupe looked like this before the refresh:

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No offense to anyone that bought this car :kissing_heart:
It's non-LED headlights that make it weird looking.
That grill is and always has been, quite frankly, bizarre. But yeah, I think the new one is really nice with subtle updates.
Gecko
That grill is and always has been, quite frankly, bizarre. But yeah, I think the new one is really nice with subtle updates.
It's like for a brief moment, the designers thought the RC was an ES redesign and just went with it. Very out of place, never understood the rationale.
krew
It's like for a brief moment, the designers thought the RC was an ES redesign and just went with it. Very out of place, never understood the rationale.
I do think the existence of the LC improved this redesign by giving the designers a hard endpoint of what a Lexus coupe should look like. Before that I don't think they quite knew.
  • GTG
    GTG
  • November 8, 2018
Good to Go !!!
Sorry guys. I've been ridiculously busy and am way behind on some updates. I got to see the first 2019 RC F-Sport here as part of the #LexusXCC project... here it is below in Atlanta after installing the Vossen HF-2 Wheels, RS-R springs and Nitto Tires. The wrap and sound system was installed in Miami a couple of days before.

I usually don't like refreshes but IMO, they completely nailed the RC. It looks much tidier. I have a video I will upload tonight.







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