2017 Lexus LC pricing and specs announced

Yesterday, Lexus officially announced the local Australian pricing and model trims for their upcoming flagship coupe, the LC.

The LC range comprises of two models, both starting at $190,000: the LC500 and the LC500h.

The regular LC500 is powered by the 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 from the RC F and the GS F producing 351kW and 540Nm, and is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Due to its kerb weight of around 1970kg, the LC500 hits 100kph in 4.7 seconds, and uses 11.6L/100km of 98 RON fuel over a combined cycle. Further, it comes standard with a limited slip differential, something that is optional on the hybrid.

Speaking of the hybrid, the equally-priced LC500h is powered by a 220kW and 348Nm 3.5L V6, which is combined with an electric system to produce a total power output of 264kW. Transmission wise, the LC500h uses a 4-speed conventional auto combined with a CVT to make ’10 ratios’, something Lexus calls a ‘multi stage hybrid’ – this along with the hybrid system means it only guzzles 6.1L/100km on a combined cycle. Further, due to its slightly higher weight and liver power &a torque, the LC500h his 100km/h in 5 seconds dead.

All LC models run 21-inch alloy wheels, with 245mm front and 275mm rear Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. In addition, standard features across he range go as follows:

  • 10.3-inch infotainment display with navigation and live rraffic
  • A 918-watt Mark Levinson sound system with 13 speakers.
  • Lexus Safety System+ (includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collison Safety System, Lane Keep Assist, Sway Warning and Automatic High Beam, plus a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, reversing camera, eight airbags and tyre-pressure monitors)
  • Full LED interior lighting
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Colour heads-up display
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Adaptive variable multi-link sports suspension
  • Semi-aniline leather-accented trim
  • 8-inch multi-information display
  • Heated and ventilated front seats with 12-way power adjustment and memory function
  • Sports pedals
  • Magnesium alloy paddle shifters
  • 6 drive modes
  • Stainless steel scuff plates

The only option is the $15,000 ‘enhancement pack’ that offers 4 wheel steering, active rear spoiler, carbon fibre roof, leather and Alcantara upholstery, 10-way power adjustable sports bucket-style seats, variable gear ratios, carbon scuff plates and, for the hybrid, a limited slip differential. 


The Lexus LC went on sale yesterday. What do you guys think of the LC? Which would you buy, if any? Let me know down below!

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