Facts You Should Know about Lexus Rx330
- The development of the Lexus Rx330 was spearheaded by Toyota's chief engineer, Mr. Yukihiro Okane. The Rx330's platform was designed to have excellent aerodynamics. To achieve this, the vehicle was tested inside wind tunnels, the same process used in building Japanese bullet trains.
- The Lexus Rx330 got its name from its engine, which is relatively larger compared to its predecessor. This vehicle that was released in 2003 was powered by a 3.3-Liter V6 engine. The older version, the Rx300, only contained a 3.0-Liter V6 engine.
- Since the time of its production, all Lexus Rx330s were produced mainly in Japan. It remained the same only until September of 2013, when Lexus opened a production site in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
- The Lexus Rx330's platform is greatly influenced by Toyota Camry. Its long and slender body definitely reflects the luxurious image that the vehicle embodies. But what people are not aware of is, the Lexus Rx330 is definitely for off-road driving, too. Its rigid body is even bulletproof.
- When it comes to size, the Lexus Rx330 has everything to boast about. It is six inches longer, one inch wider, and half an inch taller compared to its earlier models. It's quite amusing because this model is considered faster on the road despite the 150 pounds it gained.
- The Lexus Rx330 is the first car in the U.S. market that utilized the adaptive xenon lighting system. This technology allows the headlights to turn, bend, and swivel according to the direction your car is moving to. It's a great enhancement that provides your vehicle with optimum illumination.
- To celebrate the two-millionth vehicle sale milestone of the Lexus Rx330, the company offered a luxury spa and golf leisure package to the new car owner. The car was bought at the JM Lexus dealership in Margate, Florida. Lexus/Toyota also donated $25,000 to two local charity institutions under the name of the said dealership.
- The Lexus Rx330 was recognized as "The Most Dependable Entry Level Luxury SUV" by the J.D. Power and Associate's VDS in 2003, 2004, and 2005. It was also named as the "Most Appealing" luxury sport utility vehicle by the same organization in 2003 and 2004.