After some time, Lexus has finally made up its mind to give the RC a number of updates for the 2019 model year. These changes involve both the coupe’s styling as well as driving-related aspects, with more information to be revealed later in October during the Paris Motor Show.

Up front, the RC gains a new bumper that features an updated F Sport mesh for the spindle grille, along with reshaped corner inlets. The new fascia also sees the integration of the L-shaped LED DRLs into the headlamps, which can be optionally specified as triple-LED units.

As for the rear, new, darker taillights better emphasis the L-shaped graphics within them, while the air ducts in the corners of the rear bumper mimic those at the front. Elsewhere, the RC also gains a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels that are inspired by those on the latest LS and LC. A new body colour, Blue Vortex Metallic, joins a palette of 10 different available options as well.

Moving into the cabin, a new Dark Gray Streamline treatment has been applied to the heater control panel and audio panel. Lexus also added enlarged knee pads, which it says will “create a heightened sense of space.”

Cars with the F Sport package will also receive various embellishments being finished in Dark Gray Streamline. Customers will be able to select from six different types of interior trim, with colours such as Glazed Caramel and Black with Yellow accents being made available. In total, there are seven interior color combinations available, including those for the F Sport.

On the driving side of things, Lexus engineers enhanced the car’s aerodynamics by introducing a new fin shape on the side window and a duct on the rear bumper to improve stability.

The new wheels and tyres provide better grip, and work with the revised suspension that features stiffer bushings and new dampers. All these changes, along with optimised powertrains help create an RC that is described as “more athletic and responsive than ever.”