The 2-door version of the Lexus IS, the sportier RC range is now available in Malaysia. Unfortunately, there’s no glitzy launching event held for this gorgeous compact executive sports coupe, as UMW Toyota Motor released a short press statement and price list late Friday evening to introduce the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and the more aggressive RC F into our market.
Nevertheless, we now know that the Lexus RC 350 Luxury has an on-the-road price of RM526,000 without insurance. It does feature the aggressive looking iconic spindle grille flanked by sharp triangular three-lamp LED headlights, with the taillights also taking on the L-shaped motif. The deeply contoured coupe body houses a set of 5-spoke 18-inch. Inside, there’s high contrast trim, including a new tone called Clove, combined with ambient lighting and shimamoku wood.
Under the hood of the RC 350 lies a 3.5 litre V6 engine that churns out 312 hp at 6,400 rpm and 378 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm. Mated to an 8-speed Sport Direct Shift Automatic Transmission capable of a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 6.3 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 230 km/h.
The Lexus RC F, on the other hand, has a RM782,000 on-the-road without insurance price tag. The sportier RC F wears same the signature spindle grille as the RC 350 but with mesh insert instead. The side air vents on the bumper are bigger and it has a higher hood line to accommodate the central air scoop. There’s also side scoops, fins, cooling ducts, carbon fiber components and an active rear wing. The rear bumper is equipped with a bigger diffuser and quad round tailpipes.
The RC F, supposedly, debuts a Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thickgrip steering wheel and other unique components, including new meters inspired by the LF-A, high back seats with an embossed F on the headrests, ornamentation and pedals.
The Lexus RC F gets a 5.0 litre V8 engine with 470 hp at 7,100 rpm and 530 Nm of torque between 4,800 to 5,600 rpm, coupled to the same 8-speed Sport Direct Shift Automatic Transmission but, with bigger power, gets to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. Top speed is rated at 2,70 km/h. The optional Carbon Fiber Package is available at an extra RM71,000.
LEXUS RC 350 LUXURY AND RC F THAT COMBINES AGGRESSIVE STYLING WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE
Shah Alam, 5 Sept 2014: Lexus Malaysia introduce the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F with order taking starts from Sept 5, 2014 onwards. The Lexus RC stands out for the visual aggression to the stylish model. It features its own version of the Lexus signature spindle grille which dominates bold expression and uncompromising performance.
Below is the summary of the On-The Road price (OTR) for the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F.
Table below is the summary of colours that are available for Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F.
More information on the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F, customers may visit any Lexus center in Mutiara Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Besi, Penang, Johor Bharu, Kuching and the latest outlet in Ipoh or contact Lexus Malaysia’s free phone line 1-800-88-LEXUS (53987) for further information or assistance.