Luxury coupe sales aren’t as strong as they used to be. Buyers have migrated to SUVs as well as sleekly styled and more practical four-door hatchbacks that have become all the rage. But sexy luxury coupes, like the 2018 Lexus RC, are still the first choice for buyers looking for style and performance.
Essentially a two-door version of the popular Lexus IS sedan, the RC is the luxury brand's smallest and least expensive coupe. It was first introduced in 2015 and immediately found a following with younger enthusiasts attracted to its athletic rear-wheel-drive chassis, aggressive styling, and prestigious Lexus badge. Today it remains popular thanks to a unique combination of style, luxury, and performance. Built in Japan, the RC is a consistent favorite in the extremely competitive small luxury coupe segment, where it successfully competes against the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A5, Cadillac ATS and Infiniti Q60.