Lexus will unveil a new two-door coupe at the Tokyo motor show later this month.
The company says the new Lexus RC is designed primarily to appeal to customers who are new to Lexus.
Two versions will be presented: the RC 350, powered by a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, and the RC 300h, a hybrid model featuring a 2.5-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor.
The Lexus RC – which measures 4,695mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,395mm high, with a 2,730mm wheelbase – takes inspiration for some of its details from the 2012 LF-LC concept, with triangular headlights featuring three LED units.
The front is also home to the widest and lowest form of the company’s ‘spindle grille’ while the rear uses LED lights arranged in an L-shape, echoing the Lexus badge.
The concept is finished in red paintwork, the result of a new paint process that uses multiple layers, and wears 10-spoke 19-inch or five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the cabin features four seats with contrasting colours and up- (rather than down) lighting.
The centre console houses a seven-inch navigation screen, controlled by a new ‘Remote Touch Interface’ controller.