Lexus LC Coupe and Convertible gain chassis upgrades for 2022

Lexus says mechanical tweaks have made the LC more comfortable and improve its handling

Lexus has revised its LC Coupe and LC Convertible models for their 2022 model year with a round of tweaks. The changes include suspension, software and even safety improvements, with the aim of keeping the car competitive against rivals such as the BMW 8 Series.

The Japanese firm says it has made changes to the LC Coupe’s suspension settings, to give the driver “a better sense of the car being in contact with the road.” The firm hasn’t divulged specifics, but it claims the changes have improved the car’s steering response.

Lexus’s engineers have also recalibrated both cars’ drive modes, to provide more comfort in Normal mode and slightly sharper handling in the Sport S+ setting. Lexus says that the chassis in both cars now better manages pitch and roll as a result of the update.

Inside, there’s a new shift lock mechanism for the automatic gear selector, which prevents the driver from shifting into reverse while travelling forwards. The front seats have also been redesigned with deeper cushions, which Lexus says improves comfort further.

Buyers will have a choice of two powertrains – a 354bhp 3.5-litre V6 hybrid mated to a CVT gearbox, or a 471bhp 5.0-litre V8 that drives a conventional automatic transmission. The convertible model will only be available with the latter option.

Prices start from £99,500 for the hybrid-powered LC 500h and the V8-powered LC 500 in the firm’s recently launched Black Inspiration trim-level. The LC Convertible starts from £102,725.

Now click here to read our review of Lexus’s first plug-in hybrid car, the NX 450h+...

Recommended

Limited edition Lexus LC Hokkaido launched for 2022
Lexus LC Hokkaido - static
Lexus LC

Limited edition Lexus LC Hokkaido launched for 2022

Latest Lexus LC special edition pays homage to Japan’s Hokkaido island
14 Mar 2022

Most Popular

Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga: 2022 twin test review
Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga - both cars front tracking
Car group tests

Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga: 2022 twin test review

All-new Range Rover takes on Bentley Bentayga in luxury SUV face-off
2 Jul 2022
Best car manufacturers 2022
Best car manufacturers header
News

Best car manufacturers 2022

We reveal the UK’s best car brands based on the feedback from car owners who took our 2022 Driver Power survey...
29 Jun 2022
How to find the cheapest petrol and diesel near you
Diesel pump
Tips & advice

How to find the cheapest petrol and diesel near you

Cheap fuel is hard to come by in the UK at the moment but there are ways that you can minimise what you pay for petrol and diesel
1 Jul 2022