The Lexus SC is a mid-size luxury coupe which has debuted back in 1991 and was designed to compete against other luxury coupes such as Acura Legend, Infiniti M30 Coupe, and Mercedes-Benz SL. The first generation lasted until 2000 when it has been replaced with the second generation model in 2001. The first generation model has been refreshed in 1996 when it has gotten new taillights, new grille, redesigned bumper and restyled spoiler. The second generation model has arrived better in every segment making it more comfortable, quieter, faster and more modern. After that, it has been overhauled in 2005 with redesigned alloy wheels, and Bluetooth connectivity. However, the Company has stopped the production of this model in 2010. But according to the latest rumors, the carmaker is planning the new version of this model. So, if this comes true, we are about to see the newest 2019 Lexus SC.
The brand-new Lexus SC is expected to arrive with numerous changes in all segments. First, its exterior design should be refreshed in order to look more attractive. Inside, we can expect more modern cabin with a handful of upgrades considering new materials, and upgraded technology. In the engine department, the new Lexus could arrive with the same V-8 unit which could be upgraded for more power. Its main rivals will include Mercedes-Benz SL-class and BMW 6-series.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Lexus SC
The new 2019 Lexus SC could get the same engine as its forerunner. It is a 4.3-liter V-8 engine with variable valve timing. The current version is rated at 288 horses and 317 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a 5-speed automatic but it is also offered with a six-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the new SC could get a revised version of a 5.0-liter V-8 engine which is able to produce 467 horses.
Platform, exterior, and interior design
The all-new 2019 Lexus SC will now ride on the new platform which is also used in the next-generation LS model and other Lexus models. This platform comes with rear-wheel drive system as standard. However, it could also be available with all-wheel drive configuration. As for the exterior styling, the new SC coupe is expected to look more attractive and handsome. We assume that it will receive the new design of the grille and headlamps on the front while on the rear, there should be new taillight and bumper.
Moving to the interior of the 2019 Lexus SC, we expect attractive cabin with premium materials and modern technology. The front seats will be cozy and will provide sufficient space which we cannot say the same for the rear seats which are a bit tight. However, they are upholstered in premium leather. As well, the cargo room will be limited. As for the equipment, there will be Bluetooth, heated seats, multi-zone climate control, navigation, USB ports, audio system with controls on the steering wheel, and so on.
Release date and price
Unfortunately, there is still no information about the release date and price of the 2019 Lexus SC.