2020 Lexus RC 300h Specs, Interior, Redesign & Price | The hybrid-electric system of this luxurious Japanese coupe provides fuel economy and CO2 emissions from a small car. But his behavior requires a phase of habituation.
It is well known, we must not trust appearances. Take the 2020 Lexus RC 300h coupe. His beautiful lines cut in the engine evoke the speed, curves taken with the cord, in short, the performance. The reality, however, is quite different.
With nearly 220 hp under the hood, it does not roll at 200 km / h: a look that a lot of smaller and more popular cars are able to reach. Its mass of nearly 1.8 ton is a handicap in turns. It also alters its acceleration capabilities. It takes more than 8 seconds to reach 100 km / h. Figures that would dishonor any German coupe of the same ilk.
The seduction of this new 2020 Lexus RC 300h (the first date of 2014) is elsewhere. Its originality is primarily due to the famous hybrid-electric system it is equipped with, designed by Toyota (the parent company of Lexus) for the Prius more than twenty years ago. Renowned for its smoothness of operation and strength, it allows the vehicle to travel a few kilometers in pure electric mode. The rest of the time, the electricity fairy gives a hand to the traditional gasoline engine. As a result, CO² consumption and emissions are comparable to those of a small car.
It will, however, get used to this transmission that always gives the feeling of skating when you crush the accelerator. Driving a Lexus hybrid requires a phase of addiction. After this grip, we hardly hear the voice of the engine during raises. The brand is known for its tracking noise and vibration. Everything is designed and calibrated to provide maximum peace of mind for occupants of the cabin.
2020 Lexus RC 300h Interior
The rear seats, on the other hand, are too small to accommodate adults. The 2020 Lexus RC 300h offers everything else that a premium vehicle must offer: a first-class audio installation, good ergonomics of the controls, a thoughtful suspension … The cockpit, a very classic design, will go out of less fashion quickly than others. What enjoys for many years the great quality of finish “Japanese” of this Lexus.
- Engine: 4 cylinders, 2,494 cc, 178 hp + 143 electric hp (218 hp combined)
- Transmission: front wheels, continuous variation
- Dimensions: L. 4.70, l. 1.84, h. 1.40 m
- Consumption: 5 liters / 100 km (NEDC correlated)
- CO² emissions: 114 g / km
- Speed: 190 km / h
- Price: starting from $63,178