Lexus Discounts LC By Up To $5000 Until July 31

Lexus is looking to get more U.S. buyers into its LC coupe, and hopes it can do so by offering a generous new incentive.

As uncovered by Cars Direct, the Japanese car manufacturer is providing its dealerships with up to $5000 to lower prices of the LC 500 and LC 500h. Lexus is also offering $4000 towards leases in a separate bid to drum up additional interest in the sexy coupe.

However, it is entirely up to the discretion of dealerships where or not they pass these savings on to customers. Some dealers won’t, some will. It’ll be up to potential buyers to find out for themselves which dealers are feeling generous.

The offer will allegedly end on July 31 and it is entirely possible that Lexus will elect not to renew the offers the moment clocks tick over to August 1.

Through June, Lexus has sold 1,016 LCs throughout the United States this year. That’s a decent figure for a vehicle that retails at $92,995 in LC 500 guise and $97,505 in LC 500h form, but Lexus would like to sell even more.

Power for the standard LC500 is provided by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 delivering a respectable 471 hp via a 10-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The slightly more expensive LC500h ditches this satisfying V8 for a smaller 3.5-liter V6 paired to two electric motors and a gearbox that serves as a CVT and four-speed automatic. Curiously, this variant has 117 hp fewer horsepower than the entry-level model, but is more frugal.

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  • DR.FUNK

    The best looking Lexus ever.
    Still…

    • baofe

      I disagree. The LFA to me is the best looking Lexus because of it’s proportions. The LC is just a bit too long and boat-y in my eyes plus that rear end just looks like an afterthought.

      • SteersUright

        Totally agreed. The LFA is WAY cooler than this luxe-barge of a sports car. This car is pretty neat from some angles, but from other angles it just looks awkward, huge, and like it sits too high up for a coupe. Would love to see a tuner help this coupe shed some serious weight and junk the never-as-good-as-it-should-be auto transmission for a proper manual or DCT.

    • Brent Morrison

      Lexus SC disagrees

  • Brent Morrison

    The rich gets richer. I don’t think they need that discount to afford one.

    • Greg Cohane

      ANYone can save for things they wish to own. “Rich” people saved money and worked very hard. Owning this car or a Ford Pinto is just choice.
      How would you feel if someone arbitrarily told you “You don’t need a discount.” It’s none of your business.

      • SteersUright

        “”Rich” people saved money and worked very hard.”….Do you live in a Disney fairy tale? You truly dont know how the real world really works, do you?

        • 471HP

          Sorry you misunderstood.

      • Brent Morrison

        That’s great, but the majority of people who buy these cars have more than one in his or her garage, unlike you kids out there who have only one and are penny pinchers living in your mom’s basement. To them, 5000 is how much they earn in one day. It means nothing to them.

        • 471HP

          You’re so right.

        • botornot387

          Sadly, it means nothing to you, but to them $5,000 is entitled. They didn’t get rich from not being stingy. I have worked for several major luxury brands and I can tell you today, if you don’t offer a discount then the buyer ultimately walks away because they feel entitled and because competition to earn business is very strong.

          There is also such a sense of entitlement in this category of shoppers that has brewed over time as automakers have pushed to grow that they must offer a discount because there is nothing special about owning a vehicle. It is particularly strong in the category of earners who make 100k to 350k. Yes, you will get the shopper here and there that buys cars from you without questioning pricing; but many won’t. Also, loyalty is fairly gone in today’s market place. Stores always talk about making a customer for life, but buyers have about as much loyalty to a salesperson/store/brand as they do to laundry detergent.

  • TheBelltower

    “…in a separate bid to drum up additional interest in the sexy coupe.”

    Please stop. It tries so pathetically hard to be sexy, but it’s just a disjointed mess. That’s why it’s not selling.

    • Dude [Original]

      It has one of the most flowing cohesive designs of any car out there fym? It’s not selling horribly at all, they just want to sell more.

      • Matt

        ‘Flowing cohesive’ design? It’s bold, distinctive and brave – but I wouldn’t call it cohesive. It’s a bit messy (as in has too many small details fighting for attention).

      • enthusia

        agreed, it’s one of the best looking cars of this decade.

        • Dude

          It’s so stupid awesome in so many levels of cool and stuff!

    • SteersUright

      Sadly, you are absolutely correct. And now with the new 8-series on the market, the few customers they may have had are already placing deposits at BMW for an actual real drivers car.
      Shame and majorly missed opportunity for Lexus here. The LC was just almost an amazingly desirable coupe.

  • javier

    old man car used to go to country club, do not want

    • Greg Cohane

      Umm.. what you mean is “I can’t afford one” so I’ll say something rude.

      • 471HP

        Sorry – that was a typo.

      • Status

        Why are you deliberately typing ‘umm’ in your comments? Are you having trouble making the distinction between how you should type and how you actually speak?

  • pcurve

    I’ve yet to seen one on road… come on rich people….buy this!!

  • Christian Wimmer

    I‘ve only ever seen one on the road and I was left underwhelmed.

    By contrast, the original LS400 still looks good, catches my attention and turns my head.

  • SteersUright

    Overpriced, overweight, and mismatched drivetrain. A heavy GT needs a torquey motor, not a high rpm wonder like this V8. This incredible V8 has for so long been deserving a proper light-weight sports car application. Why not borrow the Supra chassis, drop this V8 in it, and create an actual real sports car for Lexus?

  • Bob White

    It has a really nice modern interior but isn’t quite a performance coupe and the spindle grill is a deal breaker to me. The largest company in the world just can’t make a desirable coupe. 5K won’t make a difference.

    • Dude

      I like mustang gt better.

  • Beelzaboot teriaksun

    >The slightly more expensive LC500h ditches this satisfying V8 for a smaller 3.5-liter V6 paired to two electric motors and a gearbox that serves as a CVT and four-speed automatic

    CVT?? 4 speed auto ?? what year is this, 1975?

  • joeybuttafucco

    make a cabrio, then we’ll talk

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