The 2022 Lexus LC500 Launches with an Updated Suspension and New Customization Program

Well, after three years on the market, it’s not surprising that Lexus hasn’t facelifted the LC500, but it still would have been nice.

The Lexus LC500 hit the market for the 2018 model year, and it’s carried on  — for the most part – without change. For the 2022 model year, the same can be said, at least when it comes to looks and interior design. But, under the skin, Lexus has updated the LC500’s suspension to make for a slightly better driving experience.

To make the 2022 Lexus LC500 nimbler and improve the overall driving experience, the front and rear suspension has been retuned. According to Lexus, the LC500’s front and rear suspension has been “optimized to enhance ground contact feel, linear steering response, and steering effectiveness in the high cornering G range.” Lexus, unfortunately, didn’t dive deeper into details, but it did release a nice set of new images and gave the promise that the 2022 LC500 will be nimbler on the road and offer better feedback – especially on models with the Sport Package, which now comes with polished, black-accented 21-inch wheels.

Beyond this, Lexus has decided to launch an all-new customer customization program. Going by the name “Bespoke Build,” those LC500s optioned with the Sport Package will gain access to a plethora of options that are exclusive to this new service or previously only available on special editions. There will be numerous colors, new choices for wheels, and the option of a carbon fiber roof – something that is now limited to this program only.

“Our LC buyers are true car enthusiasts, and they know exactly what they want,” said Vinay Shahani, Lexus vice president of marketing. “They are also connected and tech-savvy. We are thrilled to offer a new online tool that allows them to craft their unique Bespoke Build.”

This program launches on November 17, 2021, but for pricing you’ll have to wait until the official order books open. The standard LC500, however, will carry on with a starting price of $93,050, and should be landing in dealerships before the turn of the year.

Robert Moore
Robert is an automotive expert and gaming fanatic that somehow manages to split his time between doing both and blending in some family time as well. His gaming history goes all the way back to Atari, the Commodore 64, and the original Nintendo, and he can proudly say that he’s owned every single mainstream console since, including duds like the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii. He currently owns a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and a custom-built gaming PC. His all-time favorite games include Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (zombies, specifically), League of Legends, Diablo 3, and even a little World of Warcraft. Robert has been working as a journalist for nearly 15 years, primarily in the automotive segment and now in the gaming segment.

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