2021 Lexus RC Coupe Adds Black Line Trim With Custom Luggage
The Lexus RC is one of those easy-to-forget cars. It’s not particularly popular and its design is somewhat polarizing. Lexus is hoping to bring RC back to the top of consumer minds, with the RC Black Line reborn. Much like the previously available 2018 model, the 2021 Lexus RC Black Line boasts orange and black accents throughout.
But this time around, Lexus is also offering something a little extra. In order to add more appeal to the Black Line, Lexus has teamed up with Zero Halliburton to create a bespoke luggage set for the car. The luggage set includes one 22 inch Continental Edge light carry-on and one 26 inch medium travel suitcase. Halliburton is known for its high quality travel bags and briefcases, and the standard Black Line luggage set only asserts the RC grand touring credentials.
In case you’re wondering about the car and not the suitcases, all RC Black Lines come with triple-beam LED headlights, 19-inch F Sport wheels finished in what Lexus calls Black Sputtering Chrome ( black that shines in the sun), and a pair of blackened tailpipes. Black Line cars won’t even be available in black, however. Instead, the two color options are Ultra White and Cloudburst Gray.
There are also updates to the rest of the RC range for 2021. Blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are now standard equipment across the entire RC range. There’s also a new color called Grecian Water, bringing the RC’s color scheme to a total of nine options. The same powertrains are carried over to 2021 without any changes.
This means the RC 300 retains its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The RC 300 all-wheel drive receives a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 260 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the RC 350 gets a slightly tuned version of that same V-6 that puts out 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. There’s no word on the RC F’s status yet, but we’re hoping the hot-rod model and its 472-horsepower V-8 engine will come back online for 2021.