The 2021 Lexus RC coupe is receiving a couple of minor updates and a new Black Line special edition trim model. Lexus is sprucing up its 2021 portfolio with the Black Line edition, which began with the NX crossover followed by the EX sedan, and the RX last August. And now, it’s the RC’s turn to receive a Black Line package which includes darkened exterior trim, darker alloys, and a more aggressive attitude to boot.
The 2021 Lexus RX, in both standard 350 and 450h configuration, is one of the best Japanese five-seat luxury crossovers for the money. Lexus is upping base prices (around $920 more) compared to existing 2020 RX models, but you get more standard features and a new Black Line Edition to think about.
The 2021 Lexus GX is what the Japanese carmaker refers to as a dual-purpose luxury vehicle, and it’s hard to argue with that. Based on the underpinnings of parent company Toyota’s 4Runner SUV, the Lexus badge adds more than a gargantuan spindle grille. It comes with premium amenities and a fancy suspension system for a tamer ride, while the new Premium Plus package includes navigation, a brilliant Mark Levinson audio system with 17 speakers, and power-operated third-row seats.
The 2021 Lexus ES remains one of the most reliable and comfortable luxury cars on the road. But for the 2021 model year, Lexus is now offering the ES with a proper all-wheel drivetrain (AWD). This helps the ES to keep up with new luxury models including the Genesis G80 and Cadillac CT5 – both of which are also available with AWD.
The 2021 Lexus LX 570 remains one of the most luxurious and off-road capable sport-utility vehicles money can buy. And since Lexus is made by Toyota, the LX 570 carries with it the famed reliability and all-conquering prowess of its Land Cruiser sibling. But for 2021, the LX 570 has more standard features, an updated LX Sport package, and an exclusive Inspiration Series available in White Pearl or Black Onyx paint.
It's been a painfully long wait for the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible. I'm a big fan of the LC 500 coupe, and like many was made that way the first time I laid eyes on its concept-stylings back in 2016. It's a luxurious grand tourer that, even after several years on sale, still turns heads with its elegant design, futuristic trim, and of course the benefit of Lexus' flagship LF-A supercar's aura. Then there's the naturally-aspirated V8 engine, giving it the raw power of a true muscle car. There's no replacement for displacement, after all.
Lexus is giving the 2021 NX 300h an added dose of style with the new F Sport trim. This is the first time that Lexus is offering the F Sport trim in its NX 300h hybrid crossover, but there’s more good news. Buyers can also specify the Black Line package for more styling points.
Lexus is offered up new details in the 2021 Lexus LC 500 convertible that is its flagship performance vehicle expected to go on sale this summer. The car boasts a convertible top able to open in approximately 15 seconds. Power comes from a 471 hp naturally aspirated V-8 engine. Inside the car has a three-inch multimedia screen supporting Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa.
The 2021 Lexus LS is making headways with its redesigned styling and advanced technology. Upon first glance, it's hard to decipher the changes given the new model is still part of the fifth-gen LS platform. But look closer and you’ll find redesigned headlights, new taillights, and a plethora of driver assistance systems courtesy of Lexus Teammate.
In a rather surprising turn of events, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) recently unveiled a new set of aero-tweaked upgrades for the Lexus LC. On that note, we never thought we’d see a Lexus fitted with TRD parts – much less a Lexus LC, but here it is. On second thought, Lexus is made by Toyota, but the Lexus brand never took off in its home market of Japan until 2005.
Lexus announced the official debut of the 2021 IS that will arrive at dealerships in late fall. The vehicle will be on sale in approximately 40 countries around the world, including the US, Japan, and other Asian countries. Lexus says the 2021 IS is aiming to cement the bond between driver and vehicle by providing an enhanced "linear driving characteristic" that provides direct feedback to the driver.