New Lexus LC Goes On Sale In Japan From $113,465 [105 Images]

After launching the new LC in North America and Europe, it’s time for Lexus to bring their hottest coupe to their home market of Japan.

Based on the LF-LC Concept and underpinned by the GA-L platform, the luxury coupe comes in two flavors – L Package and S Package, and can be had from 13,000,000 yen, which equals to $113,465 at the current exchange rates.

Toyota’s luxury brand has yet to detail what each trim level brings, but in the States, standard features include LED headlights, Lexus Safety System+ bundle of active safety equipment, premium audio system, 10.3-inch multi-info display, next-gen Remote Touch Interface with touchpad, and others.

For the money, customers will get the LC 500 that uses a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 lump that pushes 471 horses and 398 pound-feet (540 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels, through a 10-speed automatic transmission.

However, those looking into a greener version of the car can go for the LC 500h. It uses a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine, rated at 295 HP, and a 60 HP electric motor that work together to produce a total system output of 354 HP. The zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint takes less than 5 seconds, making it 0.5sec slower than its non-hybrid sibling.

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  • Six_Tymes

    A lovely, yet over priced car.

  • TheBelltower

    At $45k or $50k this car would really be something. At six-figures, it’s incredibly unimpressive and out of its league. This is a car for middle management. Not the CEO.

    • no25

      do you purposely find every Lexus post and find some sort of negativity in it and comment that?

      • Ary Wisesa

        I think he gets paid to do it.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Really $45-$50K?

      • TheBelltower

        Add on another 10k or so for options. But if this creeps into the 70s or 80s, then I don’t think there’s be much demand.

        • Six Thousand Times

          You haven’t gone shopping for new cars recently, have you? Take a look at what they’re asking for F-Types and Caymans and M2s and Corvettes these days. Also keep in mind that Japan does have higher vehicle and sales taxes.

          • TheBelltower

            Any way you look at it, this car isn’t in the six-figure class. None of the cars you mentioned start at six figures.

          • Six Thousand Times

            In Japan they do.

    • Ary Wisesa

      Even if it’s priced 50k, you still can’t afford it.

      • TheBelltower

        What?

  • no25

    Dont understand why its “overpriced” to some people when it (supposedly) competes with the SClass Coupe which starts at $122,000. It also looks way better than an SClass Coupe.

    • Ary Wisesa

      It’s simply because they can’t afford it. It’s Lexus right to price their products in whatever number they like. It’s like they’re saying, “Buy it if you can. Leave it if you can’t or you don’t want to. Make your life simple”.

      • no25

        I guess they get pleasure out of it just like this eu.5 due that thinks the Lexus isn’t as desirable as the Germans when they easily outsell some of them.

  • Ahmed Imad

    The lc has more character than the s-class coup which looks exactly like c-class and -e classs coups,
    the best thing in the s-class coup is its brand and interior to be fair .

    • Ary Wisesa

      Yes. And wait until 5 years after purchase. Lexus will still run smoothly without any technical problems and make its owner happy. Meanwhile, the Merc will surely visit service shop for many expensive problems.

  • surfshop

    There’s something wrong with the center console and dash design…

  • Wow that Key-fob! Amazing!

  • U8INIT

    That blue leather has me gagging thou…it’s stunning.

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