2019 Lexus RC Facelift Will Actually Fix One Of Its Most Controversial Points

Shortly after the facelifted RC F was scooped, our spies located a camouflaged test car of the ‘normal’ Lexus RC coupe being driven on public roads.

Lexus has decided to replace the controversial headlights of the original RC with newly designed units that appear to be more conventionally shaped than before. We don’t know if the separate Nike-logo daytime running lights will remain but we’re guessing that no one is going to miss them if they’re ditched.

The rear end is also getting a refresh, with the taillights to receive a new lighting signature and a new bumper design. The design changes are expected to be heavily influenced by the the bigger LC Coupe.

The cabin will probably receive a range of new trim and color options, as well as an updated infotainment system with more connectivity options. Lexus will also add its latest driver assistance systems.

We still don’t know if Lexus plans any major changes in the engine range; base versions of the current model are offered with a turbocharged 241hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while more expensive versions are powered by a 3.5-liter V6. Lexus also offers a hybrid 300h model that combines a 2.5-liter with an electric motor for a combined 220hp.

The facelifted 2019 Lexus RC could debut as soon as the upcoming Paris Motor Show but if you don’t see it there, then chances are that the updated Japanese coupe will be revealed towards the end of the year.

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  • Bash

    cant really tell if it a fix or not, have to see the un-cameo version.

    • Mike anonymous

      I totally called this before. Here’s a post/comment I made regarding the changes coming http://disq.us/p/1u7vl8d. Hopefully the highlights in the post help to see past some of the camo. I personally am quite excited.

      • Bash

        Excellent comment man, thanks for the info! This looks interesting.

  • We demand a render!

  • salamOOn

    it could be only better….

  • Six Thousand Times

    My problem wasn’t the funky headlights. I liked them. My problem was the 300 extra pounds .

    • Mill0048

      Yeah. It doesn’t help that the proportions of the car look chunky too. Small side windows, small headlamps, tall hood, and thick roof structure. I wish cars had more greenhouse. 🙁

  • Mr. EP9

    Lose weight damn you.

  • Six_Tymes

    is it still fat and OVER WEIGHT? fat pig lexus

  • jimmy p.

    Doesn’t seemed fixed. Also for the price point, more carbon fiber to lighten up the car would be nice. Making the beast lighter would make my dream car(RCF) perfect.

  • JBsC6

    I thought the previous gen headlights were the coolest aspect of the car….just the entire car wasn’t sporting or fast enough. The Lexus RCF was kind of a poser. Sexy looking but leaning towards luxury versus sport sums it up best. Nice chic car

    • gregory cassanova

      Yeah, I think this is more of a cruiser, I really love the looks though and the fact that it is an extremely rare sight (on UK roads).

  • JBsC6

    Wasn’t a huge fan of the protruding taillight feature…smooth trunk tail lights would be preferred.

    Too jarring to the eye….the front was cool though….really just an underwhelming vehicle possibly as mentioned due to being 300 lbs overweight?

  • Jay

    The hvac area being cheap n the same as the IS + the rear roofline not matching the window shilouette was way worse.

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