Launched at the recent Tokyo show, the Lexus RC Coupé is due in South Africa in late 2014. Although built on the GS platform, the RC occupies a unique position in the Lexus range.
The RC Coupé will be available with either a petrol engine or as a hybrid. The 3,5-litre V6 engine develops 234 kW; the 300h hybrid combines a 131 kW 2,5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor for total system output of 220 kW. Transmissions will be 8-speed sequential in the case of the petrol and ECVT for the Lexus hybrid.