Lexus is a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota. Established in the early
1980s and launched in 1989, the Lexus marque soon became associated with quality, luxury and superior customer satisfaction. The brand reputation grew quickly until, barely a dozen years after its founding, Lexus
became America's best-selling line of luxury motor vehicles.
Lexus belongs to the global Toyota family, whose members together constitute the world's third-leading automaker. We and our affiliated companies employ more than 31,000 in the United States, and our
Lexus and Toyota dealers and suppliers employ an additional 160,000 persons. Toyota's investments in the United States amount to $12 billion
In 1989, Lexus began building vehicles in Japan. Its Canadian plant, the first plant outside of Japan, opened in September 2003, located in the province of Ontario, is home to the first Lexus
manufacturing plant in North America. It produces the RX luxury sport utility vehicle. Currently, Lexus has four facilities operating in Japan.