UPDATE: The 2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible is now on sale in Australia. Details here.
Lexus has confirmed its updated 2021 model-year LC Coupe is due in Australian showrooms this June – with the long-awaited LC convertible to join the lineup by the end of 2020.
The cost of the V8-only LC500 Convertible will be announced in late 2020.
As reported by CarAdvice last month, the 2021 model-year Lexus LC Coupe will get a range of updates to its colour palette options, suspension, driver aid technology, and transmission calibration. CarAdvice understands the LC Convertible will receive the same updates.
Khaki Metal and Carnelian colours join exterior paint options, with new 'Flare Red' – with black and red trim, and 'Manhattan Henge' – with black and sunset-coloured trim – options available for the interior.
A heated steering wheel and an ‘easy access' front seat slide function – to assist occupants entering and exiting the vehicle – come standard to improve drive comfort.
Lighter 21-inch alloy rear wheels, lightweight aluminium lower control arms, revised coil springs and new Yamaha tuned dampers are fitted to the suspension assembly. Tying the assembly together, tubular (hollow) anti-sway bars will replace solid units currently used.
Note: Overseas models shown above
Complementing the revised suspension, the 2021 model-year Lexus LC also gains a new ‘Active Cornering Function’ which is able to individually brake inside-turning wheels to increase handling dynamics.
The 2021 model-year Lexus LC uses the same powertrain options as the previous model, however receives an updated calibration for its 10-speed transmission to keep the engines in their optimum range for performance.