Interior layout

Lexus LC review

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Lexus LC
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8 Dec 2016 16:05 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:33

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Slide into the LC and you are left in no doubt that it is a focused GT. The seats are set low, the instruments are designed to envelop the driver as if in a racing car cockpit and the pedals are nicely spaced and in line with your body. But, above all else, it still feels luxurious.

From the sculpted doors with intricate stitching through to the high-end analogue clock in the middle of the dash, this is a car that oozes quality and craftsmanship. Like the exterior, the highly stylised look won’t be to everyone’s taste, but there’s no question that it is executed to an extremely high standard.

However, there are some quibbles, in particular the number of buttons on and around the steering wheel. While they’re all intuitively placed, there is something incongruous about a cabin that puts the driver’s focus on enjoying the road but which requires them to look away from it to interact with the car’s functions.

The infotainment screen is big, stylish and responds to requests promptly. However, part of its operation is via a touchpad system that isn’t nearly as easy to use as systems with either a proper touchscreen or a rotary controller. Over bumpy roads in particular, it can be very hard to select the icon you want. In fact, the infotainment system is one of the most complicated and frustrating on sale today. This is a huge letdown for the interior.

 

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There are 4 trims available for the LC coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
OUR PICK
LC
The well-equipped entry-level model is our pick. You get a 10.3in infotainment and navigation system, 20in alloy wheels, digital instruments, a panoramic glass roof, LED headlights, powered, heated...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Petrol/Electric Hybrid
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£76,595
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Sport
For our money, Sport trim’s sports front seats, part-Alcantara upholstery, carbonfibre-reinforced plastic roof and 21in forged alloy wheels seem only a modest gain for the extra money required...View trim
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£81,270
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Sport+
This top-end version includes a variably geared steering rack that weights up according to speed to help you feel what the car is doing, rear-wheel steering that helps the car turn in to corners an...View trim
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£86,270
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Limited Edition
Comes with a special blue paint finish, a head-up display, an upgraded sound system, panoramic sunroof and 21in alloy wheels, but it is very expensive...View trim
Fuel Petrol/Electric Hybrid, Petrol
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£88,770
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