Lexus Updates RC And RC F In Japan With Handling And Safety Upgrades

Posted on

The Lexus RC and RC F received upgrades in the Japanese market to improve handling and upgrade safety technology to match the technology available on the IS. In Japan, the upgraded model is launching on January 9, 2023.

The revised RC and RC F now use hub bolts with washers to hold the wheels in place, rather than attaching them with nuts. According to Lexus, this new method has increased tightening strength and reduced unsprung mass. Both models also received revised tuning for the adaptive variable suspension system and electric power steering.

Only the RC F has tweaked settings for the automatic transmission. Lexus claims this provides a more comfortable ride.

RC F Sport receives new wheels from Enkei. They have a black coat and intricate speech patterns.

The RC F offers two forged aluminum wheel designs from BBS. One of them has a mix of gloss black and metallic paint with Y-shaped spokes. The other has the same look but with a machined metal and matte black color combo.

The RC and RC F also have better monocular cameras and millimeter wave radars. It can now detect cyclists during the day, pedestrians at night, and oncoming vehicles turning right at intersections. The system provides emergency steering assistance, lane keeping assistance and road sign recognition.

Inside, the updated RC and RC F adopt the infotainment system from the current IS. That gives them a 10.3-inch touchscreen above the dashboard. The RC F gets an electric parking brake with a hold function that keeps the pedal depressed when the vehicle is stopped. contacted the Lexus branch in the United States to find out if this revision would come to America. We will update this story with the automaker’s reply.

Along with this announcement, Lexus disclosed the total sales of the RC nameplate. As of November 2022, the automaker has delivered 74,000 examples of the coupe in 62 countries and territories. It has moved 11,000 RC F units in 57 markets.

Leave a Reply