2018 Lexus LC 500 – Is It That Similar To The 2012 Concept Car?
After a 5 year waiting period, Toyota finally decided to take the LF-LC concept to production. Debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in 2012, Toyota decided to get rid of the LF and the new 2018 Lexus LC 500 appeared.
The introduction of the new 2018 Lexus LC 500 represents a huge shift for the brand. They are trying to position Lexus as one of the luxury and performance automakers. And simply by looking at the images, we can definitely say that BMW, Mercedes, and Jaguar will face a hard competition.
So, let’s take a better look at the new 2018 Lexus LC 500.
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2018 Lexus LC 500 Release Date
According to Toyota, you will see the 2018 Lexus LC 500 being released to dealerships in the beginning of May 2018.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Price
In what concerns to the 2018 Lexus LC 500 prices, Toyota didn’t reveal them yet. However, based on the rumors we have been hearing and reading, we believe that the starting price of the new 2018 Lexus LC 500 will start around $90,000.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Redesign and Changes
The truth is that we have been waiting for a model like this one for such a long time. And we really liked that Toyota had finally taken its concept car to production.
The 2018 Lexus LC 500 front, you can see that amazing Lexus signature grille that comes with a beautiful 3D mesh. The headlights are just like the ones on the concept car beside featuring vertical-shaped LED DRLs. The small vents that were included will definitely improve its aerodynamics.
One of the things that we really like is that, on the sides, you’ll have some fenders.
At the rear of the 2018 Lexus LC 500, you’ll see a mimic of the grille as well as dual, twin exhaust outlets that are involved in rectangular chrome.
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2018 Lexus LC 500 Specs
Under the hood, you’ll be able to find a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that was adopted from the RC-L. This engine is able to produce 471 horses of power and 398 of torque. In terms of transmission, you can expect to get a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Interior
In order to follow the beautiful exterior design of the 2018 Lexus LC 500, the cabin is simply amazing.
Using Alcantara and leather as the standard upholstery materials, you already know that you can expect the highest-quality materials and great finishes. You’ll also find these materials spread over from the steering wheel to the center console, and even on the dash.
While the instrument cluster is simple, it is quite intuitive and well-integrated, making the driver’s life a lot easier.
One of the best things about the 2018 Lexus LC 500 is the fact that the driver will be very close to the ground which will provide an amazing driving experience. While the 2018 Lexus LC 500 has a 2+2 seating arrangement and the rear seats have enough room for hips and heads, the legroom may be a bit short for taller passengers.