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31 Mar 2014

Lexus moved one step closer to being crowned Manufacturer with the Biggest Grilles Ever this week with the reveal of the new RC Coupe. Essentially a coupe version of the new IS, the RC takes Lexus into direct competition with the new BMW 4-Series, Mercedes C-Class Coupe and the Audi A5.

The front end takes a lot from the newly launched IS, with LED headlights and the same arrow-shaped DRL LEDs below. Between them sits what must be one of the largest grilles ever fitted to a production car, still using the pinched-in look of the IS but another 4 to 5 inches wider. It’s certainly a striking look, not exactly what you’d call beautiful but it definitely makes the Lexus stand out from the crowd.

The front wings are very curvaceous, bulging up and over then flowing into the a-pillar, bonnet and doors in a rather busy divergence of lines. There are swollen rear arches too and plenty of vents and intakes at the front and rear to add to the visual drama. Inside it’s typical Lexus, with a clearly laid out if somewhat uninspiring design.

Engine choices at launch are a 3.5 litre V6 petrol in the RC350 and the RC300h gets a 2.5 litre petrol 4 cylinder engine mated to an electric motor.

Prices will be announced closer to the European launch at Geneva next year.