The new Lexus coupe could be offered with Toyota’s new 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6 found in the Tundra and the latest GX

Lexus has been producing the current RC model for nearly a decade now, having been launched in October of 2014. In comparison to its competitors, it feels decidedly outdated. In fact, it seemed antiquated even five years ago.

On the other hand, even though it too has been around for a while, since 2017 to be specific, the current Lexus LC outshines the RC in terms of modernity, luxury, and overall appeal, with many regarding it as one of the most stunning cars on the market. However, Lexus is rumored to be developing a successor. Yet, this forthcoming model might not be the replacement one would expect.

 Lexus May Launch A New Coupe To Replace Both The RC And LC

We’ve been inundated with rumors in the past, but a new report from Japan now suggests that Lexus intends to replace both the RC and the LC with a singular new coupe model, following a strategy similar to Mercedes-Benz’s approach with the CLE that serves as a replacement for both the C-Class Coupe and E-Class Coupe.

It is unclear what the new model will be called, but according to Best Car, it will likely be similar in size to the LC. Unsurprisingly, the 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 of the RC F and LC 500 will be dropped, while the hybrid 3.5-liter V6 powertrain from the LC range will be retained, possibly after a few revisions. Furthermore, the report claims that Lexus may even offer a special version of the 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6, the same engine found in the new Lexus GX and 2024 Toyota Tundra.

An 8-speed automatic transmission is expected to be the sole option, propelling the rear wheels, although there’s speculation about the potential introduction of an all-wheel-drive variant as well.

Like the current RC and LC, the new model is expected to be a 2+2 coupe. The publication says that their sources indicate it will boast an elegant design, with the possibility of a convertible variant also being considered. The sports model is projected to measure 4,800 mm (188.9 inches) in length, 1,900 mm (74.8 inches) in width, and stand 1,350 mm (53.1 inches) tall, with a wheelbase of 2,870 mm (112.9 inches).

Being a rumor, there’s no indication of how much such a model could cost. However, depending on its performance, market placement, and technology, it will likely be positioned a step or two above the current RC in terms of pricing.

 Lexus May Launch A New Coupe To Replace Both The RC And LC