Lexus Malaysia today officially unveiled the LC 500 Luxury flagship Sedan, which was first made available on 8 June. The New Lexus LC 500 flagship sedan, powered by a 5.0-liter, 470 hp V8 engine, runs at a starting price of RM 940,000.
At first glance, the LC 500 Coupe shares many of the key design elements, proportions and visual dynamism of the LF-LC. The LC 500’s visual appeal is defined by an athletic aerodynamic shape. It features sensual curves, emotional forms, an available flowing carbon-fiber roof (glass roof standard), helping create a low, wide imposing stance that comes together for a highly functional, passionate package.
The LC 500’s front fascia features a powerful interpretation of Lexus’ distinctive grille, bordered by chrome on three sides and a radical new 3D mesh design that varies its visual tension. The “L”-shaped daytime running lights rest below a new Triple LED headlight unit, specially designed to include one of the industry’s thinnest projectors enabling a low hood with a short front overhang. Functional venting also plays into the LC 500’s exterior design to help improve aerodynamic stability and cooling.
Profile-wise, the car is characterized as athletic, fast with a sloped roofline and wind-cutting silhouette. Dimensions stand at 2,870 mm wheelbase, with compact front 920 mm and rear 970 mm overhangs, and even takes up a low hood height. The curves and flowing lines maintain a consistent tension in sheet metal through to the rear end that features slim, multi-layered tail lights with a unique lighting effect that helps convey a sequential L motif. A rear diffuser and available active rear spoiler also help manage airflow during performance driving.
Inside, the LC 500 is influenced by the dynamic luxury theme of the exterior with a layout that is both cockpit-focused and elegant. The coupe’s driving position was calibrated to invite spirited, sporting driving, and help develop easier confidence with a more intuitive control layout.
Particular attention was devoted to the LC 500’s multilink suspension system. Double ball joints on the upper and lower control arms allow for control of the smallest movements from the driver inputs and road conditions. The tyres and rims comprise either machined cast aluminum 20-in. or optional 21-in. forged aluminum wheels.
The power delivery to the rear wheels for LC 500 is handled by a new, very well matched set of components that maximize output to the wheels. The heart of the new LC 500 is derived from the proven, high-revving 5.0-liter V8 that is found in the RC F and GS F. The naturally aspirated V8 was selected for its smooth, linear throttle response and emotional engine sound. The all-aluminum, 32-valve V8’s output targets 467 HP and 527 Nm of torque.
The new Lexus LC 500 is fully imported from Japan and includes a comprehensive warranty of 5 years with unlimited mileage. New owners will also enjoy complimentary scheduled servicing at authorized Lexus service centers for the first 5 years. Complete after sales support is available at seven Lexus locations in the country where there are professional technicians.
The Lexus LC 500 is available with 11 body color choices, plus interior color combinations at dealerships nationwide.