Due to go on sale on 1 November, the BMW 4 Series rival is priced from £38,800 for the base variant, which is equipped with kit such as front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, keyless entry, sat-nav and 18-inch alloys.
The mid-range F-Sport model introduces sportier bodywork and interior upgrades, alongside LED headlights and an adaptive suspension system. An optional Takumi pack adds a 17 speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a heated steering wheel and a sunroof for an extra £2,000. Topping the range is the fully-loaded RC Takumi, priced at £45,800.
In addition to minor styling alterations, Lexus has made aerodynamic tweaks to the RC, as well as revising the suspension with a view to improving ride quality. The steering has been re-engineered, with the company claiming it has improved the rack’s road feel. The new RC is also lower to the ground and features a slightly wider track than before in a bid to improve handling.