Once the kids have all grown up, a luxurious two-door starts to make sense. No longer needing a sedan’s convenient back seat, you’re free to choose a seductively-lined coupe.
Two-doors are usually based on an underlying sedan platform, making them practical enough to use every day.
Lexus entered this segment two years ago with the RC 350, largely based on the IS sedan.
The basic premise that a six-cylinder RC 350 could be yours for the price of a four-cylinder BMW 4 Series or Audi A5. Not a bad offer.
Since then the RC range has spawned a V8 model and the latest addition is the 2016 RC 200t with a turbo four-cylinder.
The great value is still there with this new 180kW model taking on the BMW 430i and Mercedes – but the Lexus is comfortably ten to twenty grand less than the Germans.
The standard kit remains staggering – even this base model includes heated and cooled seats, premium sound, active cruise control and LED headlights.
The comfortable interior and pleasing dynamics mean you’re not missing much by choosing the Lexus over a German. As we found over ten days, the Lexus RC 200t is an easy car to justify.
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