The impressive looking Lexus LC Coupe goes on sale in the UK, costing the same £76,595 whether you opt for the LC 500 V8 or the LC 500h Hybrid.
Lexus are keeping the line-up for the new LC Coupe very simple, with just two models on offer (for now – we’re expecting either an LC 600h or LC F at some point), and with the LC 500h Hybrid and the LC 500 V8 both costing the same £76,595, a price a chunk less than we’d expected.
The LC 500 comes with a 471bhp V8 and a 10-speed automatic gearbox, and the LC 500h with a 354bhp V6 Hybrid, with both models available with Sport Pack and Sport Pack+ for added sportiness.
The Sport Pack adds 21″ forged alloys, a carbon fibre roof (instead of the glass roof), leather and Alcantara upholstery and electric front sports seats.
The Sport Pack+ adds to that with four-wheel steering, a limited slip diff, Variable Gear Ratio Steering and a retractable rear spoiler, with some extra bits of carbon fibre and Alcantara on the inside.
Standard kit before you start adding the Sports Pack stuff is strong, with both the LC 500 and LC 500h getting the same standard stuff.
That includes full LED lighting, parking sensors, Lexus Premium Navigation with 10.25″ display, leather, power heated and ventilated front seats, 20″ alloys and a glass panoramic roof.
Technology includes Lexus Safety System+ which includes Adaptive Cruise, Pre-Crash Safety, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Sway Warning and auto high beam, as well as Blind Spot Monitoring and rear Cross Traffic alert.
Refreshingly, there’s no long list of extras to plunder your bank account, with just the impressive Mark Levinson Sound (£1,000), Metallic Paint (£675) and Heads-up Display (£995) on the options list.
The Lexus LC is now on sale at Lexus’s UK dealers, with first customer cars due in July. The base price of £76,595 is appealing, and even the extra cost of the Sport Pack (£4k) and Sport Pack+ (£9,300) are the right side of sane for a premium car.