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

Special edition version of range-topping hybrid Lexus RC to go on sale in the UK in May

The Lexus RC 300h F Sport Black Edition has arrived at the Geneva Motor Show, and it will hit the UK market at the beginning of May with prices starting from £45,165.

A number of stealthy styling additions single it out from the regular RC coupe, and 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.

Read our full 2018 Geneva Motor Show preview here...

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