Kindle your passion: the 2017 Lexus RC series all-wheel-drive luxury coupes
The RC 300 AWD and RC 350 AWD offer exquisite styling and exhilarating performance
(TORONTO, ON – November 28, 2016) The 2017 Lexus RC is the authentic luxury coupe – with strikingly assertive exterior styling and a sporty, fun-to-drive cabin, plus the intuitive technology and careful attention to detail that makes every Lexus special.
“No vehicle expresses stylish pleasure quite like this coupe – and nobody does the coupe quite like Lexus,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus in Canada. “The RC series delivers thrilling performance and intense driving delight, plus the added confidence of all-wheel-drive that makes this the perfect all-season luxury sports car for our Canadian guests.”
All 2017 Lexus RC models benefit from a high-performance six-speed automatic AWD powertrain, paired with an aggressive dual-injection 3.5L V6 engine. This unleashes up to 255 hp in the RC 300 and up to 307 hp in the RC 350. Sporty driving assured with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a Drive Mode Select system. This system lets drivers quickly toggle between ECO, Normal, Sport (and Sport S+ on F SPORT models) modes to customize the coupe’s efficiency, comfort, performance and handling characteristics to meet diverse road and weather conditions. Meantime, exclusively tuned front and rear suspensions and other systems deliver a genuinely dynamic handling experience, for outstanding grip and precise steering control.
The RC’s body expresses its high-spirited performance with aggressive styling. Deep contours reveal striking contrasts. The Lexus identity is boldly expressed through L-shaped LED headlamps and tail lamps, plus the lowest, widest and boldest application of the signature Lexus spindle grille. More than a stylish design, the body is aerodynamic and covers a chassis expertly crafted with high-strength engineering to withstand the twisting forces of high-spirited driving. Standard exterior features include aluminum alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors with integrated puddle lamps, a power moon roof, and more.
The driver-focused cabin welcomes guests with distinctive ambient LED lighting that glows from the floor, up. A molded sport seat holds the driver in a track-ready grip, while gauges and controls integrate thoughtful design, fine craftsmanship, and purposeful layout. The streamlined cabin features sporty carbon-fibre accents, set off against high-contrast trim.
Luxury performance demands impressive safety, and every RC is equipped with active and passive systems to help prevent accidents and protect driver and passengers. These include eight airbags, LED brake lamps, a tire pressure monitoring system with auto location, an onboard first aid kit, and more.
For 2017, the four-seater Lexus RC series is offered in two models: The RC 300 AWD and RC 350 AWD.
The 2017 Lexus RC 300 AWD (starting MSRP $48,850) is built around a 255 peak horsepower 3.5L V6. Standard equipped with the Premium Package trim level, this coupe includes many premium comfort and convenience features are standard, including dual-zone automatic climate control, eco air conditioning, a Lexus premium audio system with seven-inch display screen, integrated XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth and 10 speakers, power adjustable and heated front seats, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, eco drive monitor, heated steering wheel, cruise control, HomeLink universal transceiver, keyless entry and Smart Key System with Push Button Start, 18” wheels, LED fog lamps, and more.
- This model may be enhanced with the F SPORT Series 1 package (starting MSRP $54,200). This adds front and rear Adaptive Variable Suspension systems, 19” wheels, a navigation system, driver’s seat memory system, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems, ventilated front seats, automatic wipers, an instrument cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA Supercar, and several F SPORT details including steering wheel and seats.
The 2017 Lexus RC 350 AWD (starting MSRP $59,050) delivers 307 peak horsepower for more exhilarating fun. Standard equipped with the F SPORT Series 1 performance and styling package, this model includes many of the standard features found on the RC 300, plus a navigation system, driver seat memory system, F SPORT details include seats, scuff plates, shift knob and steering wheel, air conditioned front seats, an instrument cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA Supercar, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems, 19” wheels, automatic wipers, and more.
- This model may also be enhanced with the available F SPORT Series 2 package (starting MSRP $62,350). This adds a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, the Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intuitive Parking Assist.
For complete and up-to-date details and specifications on the 2017 Lexus RC 300 AWD and RC 350 AWD, visit www.lexus.ca/rc
About Lexus of Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by great design and passion for innovation, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products, services and experiences to meet the needs of luxury guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.