TOKYO -- Design is always subjective, but if the new RC coupe is a sign of future cars from Lexus, brand boss Tokuo Fukuichi is working magic in my book.
Here are some cool flourishes that enhance the RC experience:
- At night, grip the door handle. A sliver of ambient lighting illuminates the handle rim, while indirect lighting brightens the car body behind the handle. More backlighting comes from a groove along the interior of the doors.
- The center-console track pad works like those on a laptop computer. But as you pass over clickable items on the audio-video monitor, the pad pulses to provide tactile confirmation that you've locked on to a choice. It is a clever feature that helps keep your eyes on the road.