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Lexus RC 350 coupe released

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14th December, 2014

Lexus has released its all-new 3.5 litre V6 coupe, the RC 350, across the nation.

It is the latest vehicle to herald the reinvention of the Lexus brand ahead of its 25th anniversary.

As with other recent offerings from the marque, RC 350 takes Lexus in a new direction with its styling and drive experience, and is designed to engage with a younger audience.

The RC 350 is not an adapted sedan; it has been designed as a coupe from the ground up.

It has an involving chassis to deliver driving pleasure, a high output drivetrain with smooth, responsive power delivery and a bold styling package.

The Lexus RC 350 coupe provides the segment with a new alternative.

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the introduction of the RC 350 was a necessary step in lifting the brand's ability to stir emotions.

"The RC 350 is a very important vehicle for us - it provides a clear aspirational target and injects a stronger connection to the brand, combining with its strong quality and innovation hallmarks," Mr Hanley said.

"Our LFA super car from 2010 previously embodied Lexus' passion and acted as an emotional drawcard, and it was one of the most important models we've ever produced. However, it was off limits to most buyers."

"This new vehicle brings a portion of LFA's excitement to a more attainable market segment, and it will boost the brand's appeal even further," he said.

Lexus RC 350 follows the Lexus 'Y' strategy with its three model offerings: starting with Luxury then followed by two upwardly aimed arms with F Sport and Sports Luxury variants.

It offers a high level of standard equipment, beginning with the attractive $66,000* Luxury grade.

The F Sport version ups the ante with the Lexus Dynamic Handling system which incorporates Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Dynamic Rear Steering, as well as unique interior and exterior treatments.

The top-of-the-line Sports Luxury version adds Adaptive Variable Suspension, its own 19-inch alloy design, 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio, Shimamoku ornamentation, power front seats with driver memory and semi-aniline leather accented trim.

RC 350's Lexus firsts include a significantly upgraded Blind Spot Monitor which can detect vehicles within a range up to 60 metres.

It also introduces a unique paint application technique together with new custom colours - Infrared and Cobalt Mica (blue).

Lexus RC 350 model line-up

The new Lexus RC 350 is available in three model variants: Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury.

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3.5-litre V6 developing 233kW and 378Nm
Eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic transmission (SPDS)
Drive mode select (three modes: ECO, NORMAL and SPORT)
LED head and fog lamps
Smooth leather-accented interior
Four-way power steering column adjustment
Power front seats with heating and ventilation and one-touch entry for rear passengers
Smart entry and start
Satellite navigation (limited coverage)
Seven-inch multimedia display
Reverse camera
Third generation Lexus Remote Touch
10-speaker audio
DAB+ (limited reception area)
Advanced Bluetooth and USB input (for compatible devices)
Parking sonar front and rear
Eight airbags
Five-spoke machine finished 18-inch alloy wheels
Electrochromatic mirrors (internal and external)
Electrostatic climate system controls (touch sensitive)
60:40 rear fold seats

Optional Enhancement pack one (optional at $2,500*)

Moonroof

F Sport (builds from Luxury)

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19-inch twin 10-spoke F Sport alloy wheels
Four mode Drive Mode Select (ECO, NORMAL, SPORT S and SPORT S+)
Adaptive Variable Suspension
Variable Gear Ratio Steering
Dynamic Rear Steering
17-speaker Mark Levinson audio
F Sport steering wheel
Power front seats with memory function
LED high grade headlamp
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Change Assist
Exterior styling enhancements
Interior styling enhancements

Optional Enhancement pack one (optional at $2,500*)

Moonroof

Optional Enhancement pack two (optional at $7,300*)

Pre Collision Safety System
Active Cruise Control
Moonroof
Lane Departure Warning
Auto High Beam
Smart Key Card

Sports Luxury (builds from Luxury)

19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels
17-speaker Mark Levinson audio
Adaptive Variable Suspension
Semi-aniline leather-accented interior
Power front seats with memory function
Shimamoku interior ornamentation
LED headlamps with auto high beam
Pre Collision Safety System
Active Cruise Control
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Smart Key Card
Moonroof

Pricing* structure

Lexus RC 350 coupe variant Manufacturer's List Price*
Luxury $66,000*
F Sport $74,000*
Sports Luxury $86,000*


NOTE:

* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.

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