2018 Lexus LC 500 front view

2018 Lexus LC 500 Price and Release

An all-new flagship Lexus is getting ready to hit the showrooms as a 2018 model. Namely, the company is launching the LC 500 in an attempt to shake up its image of a somewhat boring automaker. That said, expect this head-turning fastback coupe to mark a new era for Toyota’s luxury division. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 will actually be the first model using the new architecture that will underpin the next-generation rear-wheel drive Lexus cars. According to official sources, the new 2018 LC 500 is due to hit the U.S. market in May 2017.

2018 Lexus LC 500 front view

 Design and Features

Design-wise, the LC 500 takes its cues from the LF-LC concept that made its debut at the 2012 Detroit show. As a matter of fact, this stunning car is nearly identical to the concept model. It’s one of those rare examples of a concept turned into a production-ready vehicle with very few alterations. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 sports a new take on the dramatic Lexus grille, flanked by three-element headlights. It also comes with a jet-style canopy, while the back side boasts 3D-effect taillights.

2018 Lexus LC 500 interior

Although the interior offers a more conventional styling, it benefits from high-end materials with a particular attention to detail. The cabin gets exceptional leather stitching as well as a bevy of unique styling cues. As a proper driver’s car, the 2018 Lexus LC 500 offers a cockpit focused on the instrument cluster. It also gets an advanced infotainment system with a large touchpad interface. Some of the standard safety features include adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation.

 2018  Lexus LC 500 Specs

Standard models will use the same 5.0-liter V8 that powers the GS F and RC F. However, several tweaks make this engine produce 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque in the new LC 500. A ten-speed automatic transmission conveys the engine’s power to the rear wheels. As for the hybrid-powered LC 500h, it uses an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 combined with two electric generators. The gas-electric system produces 354 horsepower, using a pseudo continuously variable automatic transmission.

Lexus LC 500 rear view


When it comes to the 2018 Lexus LC 500 price tag, expect both variants to start under the $100,000 mark. According to the latest reports, the non-hybrid LC 500 will be priced at $92,975. As for the gas-electric Lexus LC 500h price will start at $97,485.

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