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by Matt Campbell

Details of the new and updated Lexus models launching in Australia in 2015.

 

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Lexus NX200t – February

The Lexus NX200t will arrive in February, almost six months after the first hybrid-powered versions of the Japanese brand’s smallest SUV hit the market.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine – the first engine of its kind for Lexus/Toyota – produces 175kW of power and 350Nm of torque.

Pricing will be announced in January, and it’s currently unclear if the 200t will be priced higher or lower than the NX300h range, which starts at $55,000 plus on-road costs (for the front-drive Luxury) and tops out at $75,000 plus costs (Sports Luxury AWD).

Read more about the Lexus NX200t.

 

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Lexus RC F – February

The Japanese brand’s new performance flagship model – the Lexus RC F – will arrive in February priced from $133,500 plus on-road costs.

The go-fast RC F has a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine pumping out 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque, and is pitched squarely against the Audi RS5, BMW M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe. The Lexus is cheaper than all of those cars, too.

Buyers after more bling can opt for the $147,500 (plus costs) RC F Carbon model, which features a bonnet, roof panel, rear spoiler and interior trim made from lightweight carbonfibre, as well as alcantara seat upholstery.

Read our Lexus RC F Review.

 

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Lexus GS F – Q4/2016

There’s a chance the Japanese brand’s performance model ranks will be bolstered by the addition of a new go-fast Lexus GS F sedan.

The new model is expected to use the same 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine that is used in the RC F, pumping out 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque. Power will go to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic.

As well as the bolshy big engine, the GS F is set to feature an aggressive styling update, with the brand’s now-trademark tick-like headlights to be integrated as part of the new-look front bumper.

The new GS F – which will rival the likes of the BMW M5, Jaguar XF RS and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG – may arrive here late in 2015.

Read more about the Lexus GS F.




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