Lexus unveils all-new LC luxury coupe to open a new chapter in brand history

  • Alluring, expressively designed performance coupe defines a new era for the global luxury brand
  • Flagship model introduces new Multi Stage Hybrid powertrain and the first-ever 10-speed automatic transmission for a luxury automobile
  • All-new rear-wheel drive GA-L platform realizes a significantly agile, more refined driving experience
  • New multimedia and safety technologies complement the car’s masterful craftsmanship to provide a comfortable, pleasurable drive

The emotional designs and high-performance models issued by Lexus in the last few years prefaced a new chapter for the brand, one that begins now with the arrival of the all-new 2018 Lexus LC flagship performance coupe. Available now at Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the United Arab Emirates, the LC combines stunning design, scintillating performance, long-distance comfort and premium craftsmanship to join an elite group of international grand touring coupes.

The Lexus LC is a powerful, emotionally stirring realization of the vision of Lexus master driver Akio Toyoda for a flagship production coupe that echoes the spirit of the hand-built Lexus LFA supercar and delivers the visual impact of the Lexus LF-LC concept.

Christopher Buxton, Managing Director of Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors, explained what the introduction of the LC 500 in the Lexus line-up means for the brand.

“Lexus has a strong heritage in the UAE, having been here for more than 25 years, and for the past seven years, we have been leading the charge when it comes to luxury hybrid motoring, as we continue to strive for a greener environment and more sustainable mobility. The LC 500 employs a unique multi-stage hybrid system that not only achieves powerful performance, but also offers a smooth drive that embodies the promise of the Lexus marque, offering a pleasurable driving experience which enhances the user’s lifestyle.”

Koji Sato, Chief Engineer of the Lexus LC, said: “While maximizing the fundamental taste of the LF-LC, we applied completely different specifications to create a design that goes beyond the concept – a design that will captivate you as soon as you see it. In my view, pursuing beautiful design and elaborating superior performance are two very similar aspects. Beauty is the identity of Lexus’ design. Every feature of the LC is the result of an integrated approach to design and engineering. The entire team has worked together, including engineers and designers, to create such a great car.”

“The all-new Lexus LC is a flagship coupe which represents the evolution of Lexus as a lifestyle brand that will surprise and delight customers. The car symbolizes the beginning of a new phase for Lexus, which is all about creating greater synergy between engineering and design,” said Takayuki Yoshitsugu, Chief Representative of Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation. “The LC makes the strongest statement yet about the brand’s future direction, and is the result of painstaking craftsmanship, attention to detail and an advanced, future-oriented approach to engineering. It’s a car that offers a pleasurable driving experience which enhances the user’s lifestyle.”

Yoshitsugu added, “We are grateful to our customers in the GCC and Levant for their constant support and encouragement for our efforts to push the boundaries of automobile design and engineering, thus inspiring us to strive harder in creating ‘ever-better cars’. And we are confident the strong emotional appeal of the all-new Lexus LC will strike a chord with audiences in the region.”