Not content to simply fuel rumors about the next-generation Lexus RC being built on a Mazda platform, Japanese magazine Best Car is reporting that a new Lexus coupe will be slotted into the lineup between the RC & LC — from the translated article:
It’s a stretch for customers to upgrade from RC to the LC, but by introducing a sports coupe to fill the gap, Lexus will be able to compete with the BMW 6 and Audi A7.
The FR platform and straight-6 engines will be adopted from Mazda. The new model will appear around 2022.
With the worldwide coupe market dwindling and competitors expected to pare down their current offerings, it would make zero sense for Lexus to expend their resources developing a third coupe.
(At this point, it’s unlikely even dedicated coupe buyers want to see another model in the lineup. Time for Lexus to explore other segments.)