Toyota to Produce Lexus NX in Canada


New York, April 29 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7230> said Monday it will start producing the NX compact SUV of the Lexus luxury brand at its Cambridge plant in Ontario, Canada, in early 2022.

The move is part of the leading Japanese automaker's efforts to boost local production of SUVs in North America amid growing demand for such vehicles there.

Under its production plan, Toyota will assemble both gasoline-powered and gas-electric hybrid models of the NX at the Cambridge plant.

"As the compact luxury SUV market continues to

grow, building the NX in North America allows us to better serve our customers and dealers," Jim Lentz, chief executive officer for Toyota Motor North America Inc., said at a ceremony to announce the launch of the NX's production in Canada.

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