In the spirit of Kaizen, or continous improvement, Lexus has just given its flagship LC Coupe an update. Changes are relatively minor and the exterior is largely untouched.
One of the changes highlighted is the reduced unsprung weight by around 10 kg. This is achieved through the use of aluminium lower arms, light anti-roll bars, and new material for the coil springs. The 21-inch forged alloy wheels are also lighter than before.
On top of making the suspension parts lighter, it has also been calibrated for a smoother ride. The rear anti-roll bar has been stiffened up to improve turn-in performance and provide a more linear steering input.
The stability control gains a new Active Cornering Assist function that provides braking to the inner wheel during corners to improve control.
The 10-speed automatic transmission has been tweaked to improve day to day driving. It allows the engine to rev higher to increase the sense of acceleration before shifting into the next gear.
Inside, the infotainment system gains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and there more interior colour schemes.
The engine makes identical output from before at 477 PS and 540 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h takes less than 4.7 seconds and tops out at 270 km/h.
As standard, the 2020 Lexus LC Coupe gets the full suite of Lexus Safety System+ that includes AEB, ACC, LDA with LKA, BSM with RCTA, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High Beam.
The Lexus LC 500 will receive similar upgrades in Malaysia. The LC 500 is currently priced at RM 1,242,000 and is available on special order basis.