20 years of Lexus assembly in Canada
Toyota has built more than 10 million vehicles here
It was 20 years ago today that Toyota Canada brought Lexus over to play. They’ve been staying right on top of style, and they’ve given hundreds of thousands of owners a smile.
That’s 20 years since Toyota Manufacturing Canada built its first Lexus vehicle. That silver Lexus RX 330 was a big deal because it was the first Lexus built anywhere outside of Japan.
Since 2003, TMMC has built four generations of the RX at its plants in Ontario, which also now built the NX. Adding the NX made the Cambridge plant the first outside of Japan to build two Lexus models.
“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,” said Frank Voss, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. “And 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.”
TMMC built its first vehicle, a Corolla, in 1988. Late last year, the manufacturing group finished its 10 millionth vehicle, a Lexus NX hybrid. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada is the company’s most-awarded plant in the Americas and its second-most-awarded plant in the world. It has made Toyota the highest-volume auto manufacturer in Canada over the last five years.