The RC is pretty much a spiritual successor of the legendary SC and it looks like we are about to see some serious update for the next year. The 2022 Lexus RC350 Sport is about to come with a full load of novelties. After the recent suspension update, the next year will bring to us a complete facelift. We are about to see a plethora of aesthetical improvements. On the other side, interior probably won’t change too much. The powertrain is about to carry on in the same way, which means a familiar V6 unit for the 2022 Lexus RC350 Sport version. Expect to see the new model a little bit earlier than usual.
- Powerful engine
- Upscale interior
- Long list of standard equipment
- Tight cabin
- Below-average cargo area
The upcoming update will be pretty much all about visual upgrades. This should be a classical facelift and the focus will be on the front end. Of course, the new 2022 Lexus RC350 Sport will take inspiration from the flagship LC. This means a new pair of headlights, as well as a slightly revised grille. We count on the same design approach of the front bumper, with those interesting corners. A new splitter is another novelty that we expect to see. Other areas of the car will suffer as well. New mirror caps are some of the interesting novelties, while bigger taillights will be the most important change at the rear end.
There aren’t many things to complain about when it comes to the cabin of this sports car. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Lexus RC350 Sport won’t feature any important change. The current model already features one of the best-looking cabins in the class, which is full of style and hi-end materials. Of course, there are few drawbacks that are typical for sports cars. Some of them are tight rear seats, poor visibility and lack of practical storage compartments. Also, many found the infotainment system a little bit complicated to use. That could be one of the possible candidates for modifications.
The 2022 Lexus RC350 Sport will have many competitors, but biggest rivals will be German compact coupes like Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, BMW 4 Series, and Audi A5. So, a wide engine offer is not a surprise. This particular version is a mid-level model, which comes with a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers around 311 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque. With such amount of power, you can count on pretty respectable acceleration and overall performances. For example, 0-60 time goes around 5.8 seconds.
2020 Lexus RC350 Sport Release Date and Price
The upcoming facelift will bring lots of changes. Therefore, we count on an earlier launch date, probably in the third quarter of year. This version starts at $44,000.