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Check out the 2022 Lexus LC Hokkaido Edition

Written by Akhil Dalvi

Japanese luxury carmaker Lexus has announced an all-new special edition of its flagship LC coupe and convertible for European markets. Named the ‘Hokkaido Edition’ after the renowned Hokkaido island in Northern Japan, the limited-edition LC sports car sports exclusive details. Hokkaido is also the home of the Lexus Shibetsu proving ground, where the development of the iconic LFA took place. Additionally, Lexus’ ‘Takumi’ master drivers fastidiously fine-tuned and tested the LC sports car at the Shibetsu proving ground.

2022 Lexus LC Hokkaido Edition: Design Details

Lexus will develop only 40 Coupes and Convertibles of the LC Hokkaido Edition for the entire European market in 2022. Available in Flare Red, Sonic Platinum, F White or Graphite colours, the LC Hokkaido edition sports purposeful 21-inch alloy wheels. The sports car also features an exclusive black signature grille with ornamentation, LED headlights with DRLs, and ‘afterburner-style’ taillights. Lexus states that customers can order the convertible version of the limited-edition LC with a striking red or black fabric.

The interior of the LC Hokkaido Edition sports dual-tone, dark rose and black combination shades across the cabin space. Highlighting the symmetry of the interior is the red-upholstered centre tunnel, centre console, and door pads with major black elements. For the colours, Lexus took inspiration from the volcanic nature of the Hokkaido region whilst adding a numbered, limited-edition plaque. The automaker states that it has tried its best to marry the strikingly dynamic exterior and interior for grand touring purposes.

2022 Lexus LC Hokkaido Edition: Technical Specs 

Lexus engineers have imbued the car with refined yet sporty technicals that enable customers to relax on a road trip. The LC Hokkaido Edition gets two engine options that fully embody the Lexus Driving Signature with linear acceleration, handling and braking. The LC 500h version gets the 3.5-litre, V6 Multi-Stage Hybrid with two electric motors, producing 359 PS and 500 Nm.

Meanwhile, the more powerful 5.0-litre, naturally-aspirated V8 motor in the LC 500 produces 477 PS and 540 Nm. Lexus states that this performance suits best on the roads of the Hokkaido region- a luxury travel destination in Japan. Meanwhile, the automaker also states that the LC Hokkaido Edition will go on sale in Europe from April 2022.

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