The Lexus LC is a luxury sports coupe produced by the Japanese luxury brand. This model is available in several versions which include LC 500 Coupe, LC 500h a hybrid version and the newest LC TRD model. This time we will talk about the newest 2018 Lexus LC TRD. The TRD version will arrive with the same equipment as the current model; however, they will differ in the exterior styling. The TRD will add larger wheels and some new details all over the body.
The Lexus LC is a high-performance car which offers unique and modern exterior design. Under the hood, it will feature a strong V-8 unit but it will also be available with a hybrid engine. Inside the cabin, we will notice quality materials and very comfortable seats. However, its cargo space is very limited and the infotainment controls aren’t so easy to use.
Furthermore, the main competitors of the all-new LC will be Maserati Gran Turismo, BMW 6 Series, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Porsche 911 and Aston Martin Vantage.
2018 Lexus LC TRD engine and performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Lexus LC TRD will be placed a 5.0-liter V-8 engine. This unit will be able to make 471 horses and 398 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Its top speed will be limited to 168 mph and it will be able to hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. As for the fuel efficiency, it gets 16 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, the LC will be also available with a hybrid engine. This unit will combine a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, an electric motor, and a nickel metal hydride battery. The total output of this powertrain will be 354 horses. This unit will pair with a CVT and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Speaking of the fuel economy, this unit is rated at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Lexus LC TRD will differ from the standard version. Precisely, it will feature some new details in order to differ from the rest of the lineup. Those will include the larger 21-inch forged aluminum wheels, rear spoiler, and a diffuser, a front spoiler and side skirts which will improve its aerodynamics. But in general, it will look similar to the standard model with its sharp edges and lines and unique and very modern styling.
The interior of the 2018 Lexus LC TRD will be very modern, luxurious and quality. The seats are very comfortable and upholstered in leather. The front seats will be 10-way power adjustable. The dashboard will feature a 10.3-inch touchscreen with infotainment system and a navigation. As for the equipment, the standard features will include a rearview camera, keyless entry and start, LED headlamps and audio system with 12 speakers. Some of the optional equipment will be heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, Mark Levinson premium audio system and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Lexus LC TRD is available on the market. Its price will be slightly higher than the price of the standard version.