Toyota Starts Canadian Production of Fifth Generation Lexus RX Luxury SUVNov 8th, 2022
CAMBRIDGE, ON, November 8, 2022 – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) started yesterday producing the fifth generation of the Lexus RX luxury SUV: the all-new 2023 Lexus RX.
In 2003, TMMC became Toyota’s first facility outside of Japan entrusted to produce Lexus vehicles – a great honour within Toyota – and has since assembled more than 1.5 million Lexus RX vehicles. Today, as well as the RX and RX hybrid, TMMC builds the Lexus NX and NX Hybrid, as well as the Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid.
“Producing the all-new 2023 Lexus RX 350, RX 350h and RX 500h for the North American market reflects the continued trust that Toyota Motor Corporation has in our world-class Canadian team members, our commitment to quality, and our customer focus,” said TMMC President, Frank Voss.
Canada’s largest auto manufacturer and leading maker of electrified vehicles, TMMC has manufactured vehicles in Canada for more than 30 years and currently employs more than 8,500 team members at its facilities in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario. Committed to producing vehicles in Canada, Toyota has invested more than CAD $9.8B in its Canadian operations since 1985 and has built more than nine million vehicles over that period of time.
TMMC’s culture is aligned with the Lexus focus on quality, making them one of the very best automotive manufacturing facilities in the world. This commitment to quality has earned TMMC a total of 20 J.D. Power Awards – more than any other auto manufacturing plant in the Americas, and the second most of any plant globally.
About the 2023 Lexus RX
Crafted right here in Canada, the 2023 Lexus RX sets the stage for the next chapter of the Lexus brand.
The next chapter for Lexus is centered around four pillars: Design, Lexus Driving Signature, Electrification and Advanced Technology. The all-new RX plays a key role in leading the brand forward on each of these dimensions.
Design: The RX has been refined from the inside out. The signature Lexus spindle grille has evolved into a spindle body that seamlessly commands the front. And, perhaps the most notable expression of future Lexus design is the elegant new block letter ‘LEXUS’ rear badging and full-width tail lamp.
Lexus Driving Signature: Lexus Driving Signature results from an entirely new approach to vehicle development, wherein all performance characteristics and tuning decisions are approved at the highest level of the organization. This ensures a uniquely Lexus experience where each vehicle exhibits a direct, linear driving feel that is consistent across the lineup.
Electrification: TMMC will assemble two electrified options of the fifth generation RX, including the RX 350h powered by a 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain, and RX 500h F SPORT with a 2.4-litre turbo hybrid powertrain.
Advanced Technology: The biggest enhancement to in-vehicle technology is the inclusion of the all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system. Developed in North America, Lexus Interface uses a standard 9.8-inch touchscreen to put an array of multimedia features within easy reach. On select models, the available 14-inch touch screen delivers an even more immersive multimedia experience. Lexus Interface incorporates a new virtual assistant, developed with a human-centric approach and intended to be the primary way in which guests interact with the new multimedia system. The system enables a voice-first approach to access navigation, media, phone, and certain vehicle features such as the climate control system and window opening/closing.
Learn more about the 2023 Lexus RX here.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) manufactures the Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350, RX 350h and RX 500h as well as the Lexus NX and NX hybrid at three manufacturing facilities in Ontario. TMMC is the most awarded auto plant in the Americas and the second most awarded plant globally. It employs approximately 8,500 Canadians, has the capacity to produce more than 500,000 vehicles annually and has been Canada’s highest volume automotive manufacturer over the past five years.