New Lexus RC 300h F Sport Black Edition arrives for Geneva

Lexus will introduce a new special edition RC at the Geneva Motor Show next week, which will hit the UK market in early May.

Called the RC 300h F Sport Black Edition, a number of stealthy styling additions single it out from the regular RC coupe, while it’s based on the range-topping F Sport Premier specification model.

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At the front, the spindle grille takes on a darker chrome tint, as do the LED fog lights. It rides on 19-inch alloy wheels with a contrasting matt black and bright machined finish, while the window moulding trims are black too. Graphite Black metallic paintwork completes the look.

Inside, the same dark makeover continues. F Sport grade seats are upholstered in black leather, as is the sports steering wheel. It’s not all dark in there, however, as the cabin is lifted with contrasting orange stitching. New deep black wood trim inserts round off the changes.

Given that the Black Edition is based on the range-topping Premier model, standard equipment includes a 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system, plus a 10.3-inch infotainment screen complete with built-in navigation. Driver assistance highlights include a reversing camera, blind spot assist, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers and full LED headlights.

Things are unchanged under the bonnet, and the regular 300h hybrid powertrain is present and accounted for. That means a 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder petrol mated to an electric motor, developing a round total of 220bhp. Lexus claims the system is capable of returning 56.5mpg and 116g/km. 

The RC 300h F Sport Black Edition goes on sale in Britain on 1 May, priced from £45,165.

Read our full 2018 Geneva Motor Show preview here…

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