Lexus is looking to get more U.S. buyers into its LC coupe, and hopes it can do so by offering a generous new incentive.
As uncovered by Cars Direct, the Japanese car manufacturer is providing its dealerships with up to $5000 to lower prices of the LC 500 and LC 500h. Lexus is also offering $4000 towards leases in a separate bid to drum up additional interest in the sexy coupe.However, it is entirely up to the discretion of dealerships where or not they pass these savings on to customers. Some dealers won’t, some will. It’ll be up to potential buyers to find out for themselves which dealers are feeling generous.The offer will allegedly end on July 31 and it is entirely possible that Lexus will elect not to renew the offers the moment clocks tick over to August 1.Through June, Lexus has sold 1,016 LCs throughout the United States this year. That’s a decent figure for a vehicle that retails at $92,995 in LC 500 guise and $97,505 in LC 500h form, but Lexus would like to sell even more.Power for the standard LC500 is provided by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 delivering a respectable 471 hp via a 10-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The slightly more expensive LC500h ditches this satisfying V8 for a smaller 3.5-liter V6 paired to two electric motors and a gearbox that serves as a CVT and four-speed automatic. Curiously, this variant has 117 hp fewer horsepower than the entry-level model, but is more frugal.