Daring, Powerful, And Luxuriously Advanced
For those auto enthusiasts seeking a luxury coupe in a realm of its own, the quest is over: The LC delivers a breath-taking blend of raw power, razor-sharp performance, and exceptional ride handling.
Introducing the Lexus LC in Markham, Ontario
- Dynamic handling enhancements based on Lexus Driving Signature
- First-ever LC 500 Bespoke Build allows Lexus Guests to customize their unique vehicle
- New Cadmium Orange exterior colour
- New Manhattanhenge interior colour
- Available early 2023
The Lexus LC 500 represents the most passionate expression of the Lexus brand. The eye-catching coupe displays a unique mesh grille that spreads across the front of the car. It has a large glass panel and blacked-out rear pillars that creates a floating roof appearance. Chrome-plated moldings along the edges echo the lines of a traditional Japanese sword. One of the most stunning aspects of the LC 500 is its unique light signature at night. The taillamps were inspired by the glow of a jet’s afterburners, and the ultra-compact, triple-projector LED headlamps are not only striking – they’re lighter and half the size of conventional headlamps.
Lexus designers paid close attention to detail when creating the LC. The exclusive seats feel as good as they look. With a two-part construction technique, the seatback drapes over the shoulder area and then wraps around the seat back. Components in the shoulder area help hold the driver securely in cornering maneuvers. In addition, the steering wheel cross section changes around its circumference to allow for variations in grip and twisting of the wrist. The front passenger also has not been ignored; the side of the centre console rises to form an integrated grab handle.
The LC features an impressive 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display that provides immediate, simultaneous access to audio or climate controls and various systems.
The 2023 LC 500 and LC 500h feature Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. With Apple CarPlay compatibility, customers can access the familiar interface from their iPhone through the vehicle’s multimedia display. Simply connect an iPhone to get directions, make calls, send and receive message via Siri®, and get access to favorite apps like Spotify, Audible® and Apple podcasts.
Android Auto™ allows users to seamlessly cast their Android phone’s interface onto the vehicle’s multimedia display. Play music via apps such as Spotify®* and Pandora®, send messages through a range of commonly used apps like WhatsApp®, navigate with Google Maps™, and request information—all with just a voice command—through the Google Assistant™. For added convenience, Android Auto can also deliver tailored information based on your calendar, usage activity and habits.
Upon start-up, thundering through the variable Active Exhaust, the 5.0-litre, naturally aspirated V8 issues a full-throated engine note as a call to driving enthusiasts. The LC 500 has an output of 471 hp and 398 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The LC is also capable of delivering a 0-to-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and an NRCan-estimated fuel consumption of 9.6 L/100 km on the highway.
The powerful 5.0-litre is paired with a 10-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission that can be controlled via magnesium paddle shifters. The updated 10-speed is refinement to further evoke the performance of the V8 engine and provide an even more direct connection of driver to machine.
An Atkinson-cycle 3.5-litre V6 gasoline engine utilizes D-4S direct fuel injection for optimum efficiency while the lightweight valvetrain with Dual VVT-i ensures ample torque across the engine speed range. Moreover, the system keeps the planetary-type continuously variable transmission from Lexus Hybrid Synergy Drive and adds a unique four-speed automatic transmission. Working in concert, the two gearsets alter output in four stages to utilize the V6 engine across the entire speed range.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect comes with a three-year trial with access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365. With Lexus Enform Service Connect trial, the vehicle can send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus dealer. The Lexus App can be used to set push-reminders and alerts for maintenance and service issues. Lexus Enform Remote (three-year trial subscription included) mobile app lets you lock and unlock doors, start the engine, check the fuel level, and more all through your smartphone, smartwatch or Amazon Alexa–enabled devices at home.
The Lexus Safety System+ comes standard on every LC 500 and LC 500h for 2023. Lexus Safety System+ features Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist. Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is standard and includes features such as Frontal Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection. All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is also included, as is Intelligent High Beam that will default to high-beam mode when the road ahead is clear but will temporarily switch to low beams when headlamps or taillamps are detected. Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is standard on every LC 500 and LC 500h.