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2022 Lexus LC update revealed, bound for Australia

Lexus has revealed some small changes to its flagship LC sports car that are bound to make their way to Australian shores.

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Lexus has revealed a number of small updates to its flagship LC sports car in the Japanese market.

They include reworked suspension, new interior and exterior colours, a new coloured soft-top option, and a different wheel design.

This update to the LC is expected to make its way to Australian showrooms in the form of a 2022 model year update, according to a Lexus Australia spokesperson.

Changes to the suspension components include updated springs, stabiliser bars, and shock absorbers that are said to improve the steering input and controllability of the LC.

There have also been a few tweaks to models equipped with the ‘Lexus Dynamic Handling System’, that includes rear-wheel steering and variable-ratio steering. These changes are said to improve low- and high-speed manoeuvrability.

Lexus is offering the LC coupe and convertible in a new exterior colour called ‘Sonic Iridium’. This colour appears to be a neutral silver paint colour.

There’s also a paint colour called ‘Terrane Khaki Mica Metallic’ that’s available. This paint is a deep green with what appears to be shades of brown.

Available exclusively on the LC500 convertible, there is an option for a blue and white coloured leather interior, as well as a ‘Marine Blue’ soft top.

The blue and white interior includes a blue upper section of the dash, steering wheel, upper door panels, as well as seat accents. Everything else is covered in white leather.

Standard on the coupe models are new 21-inch forged aluminium wheels with a two-tone polished chrome and black paint finish.

There are also orange painted front and rear brake calipers available as an option on any LC model.

On sale in Australia since 2017, the LC received a couple of minor updates over the years.

Its overall shape and bumpers haven’t changed though as Lexus hasn’t revealed a facelifted model yet.

LC500h models are powered by a 3.5-litre V6 with an electric hybrid system producing a total system output of 264kW. This engine is only available in the coupe.

On the other hand, LC500 models are powered by a 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 producing 351kW of power and 540Nm of torque. This engine is available in either the coupe or convertible.

Up until August 2021, Lexus sold 22 LC models according to VFACTS.

MORE: Everything Lexus LC

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Jack Quick
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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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