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Lexus RC 350 coupe now on sale in Australia from $66,000

November 25, 2014

Just before the high-performance Lexus RC F arrives in Australia, the local arm has introduced the RC 350. It’s the company’s first mid-size coupe to hit the local market.

2014 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

The new Lexus RC 350 is Lexus’s answer to vehicles such as the Audi A5 and the BMW 4 Series, bringing modern Japanese coupe styling to the mid-size premium segment for the first time.

It’s being launched in three trim levels Down Under, consisting of the Luxury, the F Sport, and topping out at the Sports Luxury. All are available with an Enhancement Pack except for the top Sports Luxury, packing together a variety of desirable features.

All models share the same 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine producing 233kW of power and 378Nm of torque. This is matched up to an eight-speed sports automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. F Sport models also get dynamic rear-wheel steering.

Standard equipment for the Luxury includes a 10-speaker audio system with a seven-inch multimedia display, sat-nav, digital radio, a rear-view camera, four-way power adjustable steering column, power front seats, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The Enhancement Pack 1 adds a moonroof.

On top of the Luxury features, the F Sport adds a range of sporty trimmings including unique body parts, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive variable suspension, a 17-speaker audio system, blind-spot assistance with cross-traffic alert, and various F Sport interior appointments.

The F Sport is available with the Enhancement Pack 2, which includes lane departure warning, active cruise control, pre-collision safety, a moonroof, auto high beam headlights, and a smart key card.

Lastly, the Sports Luxury adds to the Luxury grade adaptive variable suspension, semi-aniline leather upholstery, active cruise control, lane departure warning, and a unique ‘Shimamoku’ interior ornamentation.

The new model is now available from Lexus dealerships across the country. Prices start from the following, excluding on-road costs.

If you are looking to buy a brand new Lexus RC in Australia, or any car for that matter, be sure to get a free quote through our car buying system here. Our team will more than likely undercut any dealer price thanks to bulk-buying power.

Lexus RC 350 Australian prices

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.