The Lexus RX, a sport utility vehicle or SUV, was created by Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, since the year 1998. This was a five door wagon with a front engine, front wheel drive or a front engine, four wheel drive layout.
The first generation RX was also called the XU10 or Toyota Harrier. This was produced in 1997 until 2003, and it was assembled in Miyawaka, Fukuoka, Japan. The XU10 was crossover between a sport utility vehicle and a luxury sedan, and was given a 4-speed automatic transmission. This was designed by Makoto Oshima in 1995 and was shown in February 1997 as a concept SUV at the Chicago Auto Show.
This version of the RX has been called the most appealing luxury SUV in 1998 by the J.D. Power and Associates. In 2003, the second generation of the car was released and was called the XU30. This was assembled still in Fukuoka, Japan, and also in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. His version was designed in the year 2000 by Hiroshi Sukuki, and the XU30 was displayed at the North American International Auto Show in January 2003.
The third generation Lexus RX was designed by Masanari Sakae in 2006 and was produced since 2009. This was assembled in the same place in Japan and Canada and was available as a 6-speed automatic.