I'll take the article with a grain of salt...I highly doubt Lexus will scrap the RC vert. Lexus wants to expand their coupe/vert lines. So far Lexus has the:
RC 300h (Outside U.S.) hopefully bring to U.S. one day
RC F high performance coupe
We all know an RC 200t will be coming very soon and now an RC 350C...that's an incredible expansion of just the RC which never existed.
To further expand Lexus coupes into a higher level with the next generation SC...Lexus most likely will bring:
SC 460 fixed hardtop coupe
SC 460C hardtop convertible
SC 450h or 600h hybrid coupe
SC F high performance coupe
This is inline to compete with the BMW 4 Series and 6 Series...the future awaits and I wholeheartedly look forward to what Lexus brings us in the future...