2015 Lexus RC Coupe Arrives to Heat Up the Holiday Season


12/04/2014 (press release: CambridgePRGroup) // WATERTOWN, Mass. // Lexus of Watertown

With the holiday shopping season picking up momentum in the Bay State, luxury-car buyers can now add Lexus’ first all-new coupe in 15 years to their wish lists. Currently on sale at Greater Boston Lexus dealers, the 2015 Lexus RC luxury coupe boasts aggressive exterior styling that is backed by powerful engines and a rigid body design.

The new Lexus RC makes a bold first impression up front, donning large air vents on its bumper, a lower and wider interpretation of the brand’s spindle grille and LED headlights underscored by L-shaped daytime running lights. In the engine bay, the standard RC 350 houses a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, which are transferred to the rear wheels by an eight-speed Sports Program Direct Shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters. For added grip on the road, the RC 350 is also available with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic gearbox, while an F SPORT model raises the emphasis on style and performance with unique design touches, an Adaptive Variable Suspension system and the available Lexus Dynamic Handling system.

“Lexus has put a lot of effort into boosting the emotional appeal of its existing models in recent years, but the development of an all-new sports coupe like the RC shows just how dedicated the brand is to winning the hearts of driving enthusiasts,” said Vincent Liuzzi, general manager of Lexus of Watertown, a Massachusetts Lexus dealer. “Buyers of the RC will get all the reliability and quality that is expected from Lexus, but their commutes will be anything but ordinary when they get behind the wheel.”

Designed for drivers who desire the utmost in power and acceleration, the high-performance 2015 Lexus RC F is set in motion by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that churns out 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque, enabling a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Not to be confused with the aforementioned RC 350 F SPORT, the upmarket RC F has received a number of functional exterior modifications compared to the regular coupe models, including a carbon-fiber hood, roof and active rear wing as well as air scoops and cooling ducts throughout the front of the car. Inside, the driver-focused cockpit features instrument meters inspired by the Lexus LFA supercar, all-new high-back seats and the brand’s first elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel.

About Lexus of Watertown:

Lexus of Watertown is a recipient of multiple Elite of Lexus awards, given annually to dealerships that showcase overall excellence. They have a wide selection of new and certified pre-owned Lexus models, in addition to an exemplary service department that keeps customers coming back. Easily accessible from MetroWest, the North Shore and the South Shore, Lexus of Watertown is just minutes off the Mass Pike between Route 128 and Route 93. For more information, visit them online at www.lexusofwatertown.com, call them at 888-677-9785, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LexusWatertown or stop by their showroom at 330 Arsenal Street in Watertown, Mass. 

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