Toyota Harrier
aka Lexus RX
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Third generation (2009-present)Edit

The Lexus version has a total change in 2009,while the Harrier version remains the same.As the popularity of Lexus brand has become larger , Toyota decided to only sell the Lexus version instead of both Lexus and Toyota version.The new Lexus RX is only sold in Lexus dealership,instead of Toyota dealership.

Second generation (2004-2008)Edit

In January 2003, Lexus unveiled the second-generation model of its best-selling luxury crossover SUV at the North American International Auto Show, featuring a newer, sleeker body style with a 0.35 Cd figure and new LED tailamps.[20][21] The basic chassis is shared with the Highlander SUV.[22] In the US it went on sale as a 2004 model year. In February 2003, the second generation Toyota Harrier (codename ACU30 and MCU30 for the front-wheel drive models, and ACU35 and MCU35 for the all-wheel drive models) was launched in Japan. Mechanical specification was largely similar to the first-generation Harrier, with the same engine and drivetrain combinations (2.4 L and 3.0 L V6 with or without all-wheel drive), with underpinnings derived from the MC midsize front-wheel drive platform.[23] The main difference was a new 5-speed automatic transmission with +/- shift replacing the 4-speed item in the 3.0 L V6, the availability of "AIRS" air-suspension on the 3.0 L V6 models, and an optional Pre-Collision System (PCS).[24]

2006 Harrier Hybrid The second generation Lexus RX was launched for European and Asian markets in early 2003 (including Singapore, where it succeeded the previously sold Harrier, South Korea, and Taiwan), it continued to be called the RX 300 and was made in Japan. Mechanical specifications were more or less identical to the 3.0 L V6 Harrier, with only the all-wheel drive version available, once again the air-suspension could be specified. The second generation RX, called the RX 330 for the North American and Middle Eastern markets, began sales in March 2003.[25] All North American models were initially built in Japan until September 2003 when production of the RX 330 began at the TMMC plant in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. [3]

Second generation Lexus RX interior The Harrier was powered by a 3.3-liter ULEV certified 3MZ-FE V6, producing 230 hp (172 kW) SAE and (238 ft·lbf) mated to a 5-speed automatic and was available in either front or all-wheel drive. Height-adjustable air suspension was again an option on the all-wheel drive models. The new RX interior featured genuine Golden Bird's Eye Maple or Walnut wood trim, a sliding multi-level center storage console, dual-zone climate control, tilt steering column, and eight airbags including a driver's knee airbag. Available options included a 210-watt, 11-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system, DVD-based navigation system with backup camera, rear seat DVD player with wireless headphones, panoramic three panel moonroof, a new Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) with swivel headlights,[26] Dynamic Laser Cruise Control system, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers.[27]

2005 Lexus RX330 Thundercloud Edition In 2005, Lexus introduced the RX 330 "Thundercloud Edition" for the U.S. market, featuring a chrome horizontal-slatted grille, unique alloy wheels, Dark Gray Bird's Eye Maple wood trim, two special exterior colors and other select options as standard.[28] Although a power rear door was optional in the beginning, it was made standard in 2005. In 2006, with changes in SAE ratings engine output dropped to 223 hp and the engine now met ULEV-II emissions. Sales of the second generation Lexus RX continued the success of the RX series for Lexus. In 2006, the RX series sold over 108,000 units, making the Lexus RX the best-selling luxury vehicle in the United States.[29]

First Generation/Origins (1998-2003)Edit

In February 1997, Lexus debuted the "Sport Luxury Vehicle" (SLV) concept, a prototype crossover SUV, at the Chicago Auto Show.[4] This concept, which appeared close to production, combined the characteristics of an SUV, wagon, and sedan.[10] In Japan, the SLV concept appeared in first-generation Toyota Harrier form (codename SXU10 and MCU10 for the front-wheel drive models, and SXU15 and MCU15 for the all-wheel drive models) in December 1997. Two engines were available, the 2.2 L 5S-FE I4 which produced 139 hp (104 kW) JIS (102 kW) and 191 Nm (140 ft·lbf), and the 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6 which produced 219 hp (163 kW) JIS (161 kW) and 304 Nm (224 ft·lbf). Both engines could be specified with either front or all-wheel drivetrains. All models came with an automatic transmission. The first RX utilized a modified front-wheel drive sedan platform, derived from the Lexus ES, while having its own floorpan.It is sold as Toyota Harrier in Japan since the Lexus brand was not really popular that day.

In Japan, the first-generation Harrier was a sales success, and many went to other right hand drive markets in Asia as grey imports.[14][15] The Harrier continued largely unchanged until November 2000, when the 2.2 L 5S-FE engine was replaced by the 2.4 L 2AZ-FE 4-cylinder engine, producing 159 hp (119 kW) JIS (117 kW) and 221 Nm (163 ft·lbf). As before, the engine was offered with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The change in engine also meant a change in model code, which was now ACU10 for the front-wheel drive version and ACU15 for the all-wheel drive version. A small facelift was also performed on the Harrier.

First generation Harrier interior The Harrier made its sales debut in America in March 1998 as a 1999 model following its premiere at the 1998 North American International Auto Show, it was powered by an LEV certified 3.0-liter 1MZ-FE V6 mated to a 4-speed automatic in either front or all-wheel drive variations. The RX 300 interior included leather seats, wood trim, a multi-level center console with storage drawers, and individual reclining and sliding rear seats. A shift lever mounted near the instrument panel freed up floor space for additional storage. On the exterior, the RX featured heated mirrors, automatic light-sensing headlights, a low step-in entry height, and an overall drag coefficient of 0.36 Cd.[16] A 240-watt, 7-speaker Pioneer sound system was standard, while a premium Nakamichi customized sound system was available as an option. The Lexus RX was an immediate hit, and sold over 370,000 units in five years.[17]

2001-2003 Lexus RX 300 (US market) In 2001, the RX gained a number of options, including a DVD-based automotive navigation system, a wood and leather trimmed steering wheel, and tow hitch receiver. Cabin equipment options were grouped into new package offerings. For safety, Vehicle Stability Control became standard. Exclusively for 2002, Lexus introduced the limited RX 300 "Coach Edition," featuring perforated leather trim in the interior, honeycomb grille, Coach badging on the exterior and interior, and a set of Coach luggage. A burgundy exterior color, Venetian Red Pearl, was offered on 1999-2000 year models.[18] In 2000, the Lexus RX went on sale in Europe and Asia for the first time. Distinguishing features for these versions of the RX 300 included a different rear light cluster and larger wheels. The front-wheel drive version was not offered in either Europe or Asia. The IIHS rated the RX 300 "Good" overall in their frontal offset crash test.[19] All models came standard with front seat-mounted side torso


It is sold as Lexus RX in USA and Europe.

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