Lexus LC review

Category: Sports car

Section: Interior

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Interior

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 digital instrument display has a clear, sporty look 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 classy analogue clock in the middle of the dash, this is a car that oozes quality and craftsmanship. Like the exterior, the highly stylised look may not be to everyone’s taste, but there’s no question that it is executed to an extremely high standard. The plush seats are comfortable in all trim levels, and the sports seats on the higher trim levels add extra bolster to hold you in place.

For such a low, big car visibility is good, too. The weak point in this respect is, obviously, the view out of the back because of the sharply angled rear windscreen as a result of the sloping roofline – but big door mirrors, parking sensors and a rear-view camera help to mitigate this issue.

The big 10.3in screen is stylishly recessed into the dashboard, but unfortunately its flash looks are by far its strongest feature. Apart from some shortcut buttons that simplify certain operations, in the main it’s controlled via a fiddly touchpad system that isn’t nearly as easy to use as those with a proper touchscreen or a rotary controller, such as that of the BMW 8 Series’s iDrive system. 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 – and there’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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