EXPERIENCE INTENSE DRIVING PLEASURE: THE 2023 LEXUS RC COUPEBlog Nov 15th, 2022
- All models upgraded for 2023 with new touch screens, updated instrument panel designs
- Safety enhancements standard for all 2023 models, now featuring Lexus Safety System + 2.5
- Now on sale with starting MSRP of $54,500
TORONTO, ONTARIO – NOVEMBER 15th, 2022 – Canadians passionate about thrilling performance know a true coupe delivers like no other – and the Lexus RC series is designed and engineered to grant that wish. New this year, Lexus upgrades its luxury coupe with new touch screen displays for the entertainment systems, refreshed instrument panel designs. Lexus then enhances the safety of the performance-minded RC with an update to Lexus Safety System + 2.5.
“The RC series combines everything that makes a coupe – striking, assertive styling, a driver-focused cockpit, and exceptional power and agility,” said Martin Gilbert, Director of Lexus Canada. “We’re pleased to offer Canadian Guests these upgraded editions of our luxury sport coupe.”
The RC series features two high performance all wheel drive powertrains – both featuring a 3.5L V6 and a six-speed automatic transmission able to operated in full manual mode. The RC 300 AWD delivers 260 peak horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. For the RC 350 AWD, Lexus retunes this engine to make it more aggressive – achieving 311 peak horsepower and up to 280 lb-ft of torque.
The RC expresses its performance cred curbside through an aggressively crafted body, with sharp front bumper and spindle grille design plus character lines that emphasize its low-slung proportions and firmly planted stance. Precision-machined aluminum alloy wheels add to RC’s muscular image – including a new wheel design for the RC 300 AWD Premium trim level.
F SPORT models are further enhanced with the Lexus Adaptive Variable Suspension systems, which monitor and adjust electronically controlled shock absorber settings to deliver superior control and comfort across changing road conditions. When Sport+ mode is engaged, these suspension systems adapt to provide improved body control and more precise, more agile steering response. These models are then finished with numerous exterior enhancements – including a more distinctive headlights and daytime running lights, front bumper design, mesh-pattern spindle grille, jet black chrome plating, and F SPORT wheels. Lexus also reworks the interior of F SPORT models – adding foam-injected front sport seats for enhanced support during high-spirited driving, carbon fiber accents, a G Force monitor, and a digital tachometer inspired by the world-renowned Lexus LFA super car.
Every RC series luxury coupe also features Lexus Display Audio with Remote, fully Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible and providing Remote Connect, Safety Connect, and Service Connect services. New this year, all models are enhanced with new touch screens: the RC 300 AWD Premium now features an 8” screen, while the F SPORT models are fitted with a 10.3” screen to support Embedded Navigation and Destination Assist.
As a Lexus, every RC series model also features an impressive package of advanced safety technologies. This year, the RC is updated to Lexus Safety System + 2.5. Other safety features include a backup camera with back guide monitor, eight air bags, the Blind Spot Monitor system with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a tire pressure monitoring system with auto location.
Lexus Canada offers its Guests the RC luxury coupe in three model and trim combinations, as follows:
The 2023 Lexus RC 300 AWD Premium (starting MSRP: $54,500) introduces Canadian Guests to the Lexus luxury coupe. New this year, this model receives an updated design for its 18” alloy wheels and a new 8” touchscreen display. Other features include a 10-speaker Lexus audio system, a power moon roof, heated steering wheel on a power-adjustable column, the Lexus driver memory system, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an electronic parking brake, and the Lexus Smart Key System with Push Button Start.
The 2023 Lexus RC 300 AWD F SPORT 2 (starting MSRP: $59,500) brings the Lexus F SPORT design and performance features to the RC. Starting with the Premium trim level, this coupe features Lexus Navigation with a 10.3” touchscreen display, triple LED headlights, an F SPORT design package, 19” F SPORT alloy wheels, a gauge cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA super car, and the Adaptive Variable Suspension system.
The 2023 Lexus RC 350 AWD F SPORT 3 (starting MSRP: $64,900) combines the more powerful engine with the top grade of Lexus F SPORT design and performance features. This model builds on the features found in the F SPORT 2 trim level, adding a 17 speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio system and Intuitive Parking Assist.
The 2023 Lexus RC series is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/rc
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 40 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 country’s largest luxury hybrid lineup of six hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services, and to creating amazing experiences for their Guests. The Lexus RX 350, RX 350h, RX 500h, NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s award-winning Cambridge plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca