2014 Lexus RC Coupe: First Look Video, 2013 Tokyo Auto Show

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

Lexus is jumping back into the coupe market segment with the Lexus RC, which was officially unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

Two models were on display at Tokyo, one featuring a hybrid setup using a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, while the other model sports the tried-and-true 3.5L V6 engine found in other Lexus vehicles. Lexus was sure to point out that the vehicle will be available with the 8-speed automatic transmission found in the F-Sport equipped Lexus IS.

The Lexus RC Coupe certainly is an eye catching vehicle, following up on the new Lexus design language that was first seen on the new Lexus IS Sedan. The interior carries the same theme, it looks quite similar to what’s in the Lexus IS. While it might look similar to the smaller sports sedan, the RC is actually based on the Lexus GS.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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