We’re celebrating 20 years of Lexus RX production in CanadaSep 19th, 2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, certain brands rise above for their commitment to quality, innovation, and performance. Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota, is one of them. Renowned for its impeccable craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, Lexus has proven itself as a leader in the global market, and much of its success comes from the RX. The luxury SUV is proudly manufactured in Canada and its production here has had a profound impact.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC), the facility in Cambridge, has been producing the Lexus RX since its second generation (RX 330) was introduced in 2003 and the manufacturing plant wouldn’t be where it is today without the people.
“It is the exceptional skill of our world-class team at TMMC that earned us the opportunity to build Lexus in Canada back in 2003,
” says Frank Voss, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.
Employees undergo rigorous training to meet the high standards set by Lexus, ensuring that each vehicle that rolls off the assembly line is a testament to precision and excellence. TMMC is also known for its commitment to sustainability, using eco-friendly production methods, and striving to minimize its environmental impact.
The production of the Lexus RX in Cambridge has not only benefited the automotive industry, but has also had a significant impact on the economy. The plant is a major employer in the region, providing thousands of jobs and contributing to the overall economic prosperity of the area, and the export of Lexus RX models from Canada to markets worldwide has strengthened Canada’s position in the global automotive market.
“Our passionate pursuit of perfection over the past 20 years, which includes being recognized as the best automotive manufacturing plant in the world in 2011, 2014 and 2019, has only increased confidence in TMMC’s commitment to deliver the highest quality product to our Guests,
” says Voss.
As the automotive landscape continues to evolve, the Canadian production of the Lexus RX remains a shining example of how collaboration, innovation, and dedication can create a product that stands the test of time and sets a high standard for the entire industry. It’s a story that celebrates the union of Japanese precision and Canadian craftsmanship, resulting in a vehicle that continues to captivate discerning drivers around the world.