Where are Lexus cars made?


Lexus prides itself on the quality and craftsmanship built into the production of its cars. That much is evident from the mirror-like application of paintwork, the satisfying sound of a door closing, and the attention to detail of the interior. Those qualities were established during development but physically instituted at the manufacturing stage. Which often leads people to wonder where are Lexus cars made. In fact, where is each model constructed? How many manufacturing facilities does Lexus have? And are all of them in Japan?

Lexus currently has award-winning manufacturing facilities in two continents. Below is our list of the five plants, where they are located and what models they produce.

Tahara – Aichi, Japan

Lexus cars made: NX, RC F and LS

The Tahara facility in Japan was our first manufacturing site and has built every generation of LS from its introduction in 1989. Tahara was the first car plant in the industry to introduce a dedicated Customer Satisfaction line, and through its fusing of cutting-edge technology and human craftsmanship is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest car factories. Extending across over four million square metres, it has the benefit of direct port access for efficient shipping.

Kyushu – Fukuoka, Japan

Lexus cars made: UX (hybrid and BEV), NX, ES and RX

Arguably the manufacturing hub for Lexus in terms of volume and model variety, the multi-award-winning Kyushu plant was established in 1991 and is notable for being the first production facility located outside the parent company’s home prefecture of Aichi. Its three separate factories – Miyata, Kanda and Kokura – have a combined area of around 1.8 million square metres. Casting, machining and some sub-assembly work is carried out at Kanda and Kokura, with body construction, painting and final assembly carried out at Miyata.

Motomachi – Aichi, Japan

Lexus cars made: LC and LC Convertible

Where are Lexus cars made?

Motomachi is the second oldest production facility of parent company Toyota and covers an area of 1.6 million square metres. Yet its highly skilled workforce – almost half of which belong to the production engineering division – was chosen to pioneer the use of composite materials in construction and build the Lexus LFA hypercar. The LC continues this pioneering spirit with a specially tailored assembly line that is radically different from those seen in conventional car plants.

Cambridge – Ontario, Canada

Lexus cars made: RX and NX (from 2022)

Where are Lexus cars made?

The multi-award-winning Cambridge facility is split up into South, North and West plants, the South part of which has been building the popular RX model since 2003 and will produce the NX from 2022. Known for its highly skilled and quality-driven workforce, the 1.3 million square metre plant holds the distinction of being the first Lexus manufacturing facility located outside of Japan. Interestingly, team members heading to the assembly line pass through a replica Lexus showroom to remind them of the nature of the vehicle they are building.

Georgetown – Kentucky, USA

Lexus cars made: ES

Where are Lexus cars made: Georgetown, Kentucky, USA Monday October 5, 2015 Photo by Joseph Rey Au

The Kentucky plant is the company’s largest global production facility. More than $7 billion has been invested in the plant as it has grown in size and responsibility, and it now has a total annual production capacity of 550,000 units. Kentucky started producing the popular ES 350 saloon for the North American market in order to take pressure off Kyushu, which continued to produce other ES and ES hybrid models. Since May 2019, however, Kentucky has begun production of the ES 300h with an annual capacity of 12,000 units.

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  1. I would like to order a NX450h+ Takumi; may I confirm it will be made in Japan, and what’ll be the ETA?


    1. Hello Rodney, thanks for your question.

      The earliest available production month for new orders of the NX450h+ is July 2023, with an estimated delivery of September 2023. This vehicle is manufactured at the Miyata Plant at Toyota Motor Kyushu and Tahara Plant at TMC. The PHEV battery is built-in Dalian, China.

      Hope this helps.


  2. I have ordered a Lexus NX FWD back in March 2022 on lease. I ordered it through Car leasing made simple in the UK. I live in Glasgow. When do you think it will be ready as it has still to be allocated a build week?

    My wife goes back to work in May so time is running out for us.

    Kind Regards,


    1. Hello Rishi, thanks for your order.

      We recommend contacting ‘Car Leasing Made Simple’ regarding this, as they will have your order details.

      Many thanks.

  3. I have money down with a local dealer for a 2023 NX 350h. I’m curious where this will be built. Canada, Japan……


  4. I Live in the UK I would like to order a RX350 Takumi could you tell me where it would be made and delivery time
    Thanks Bob Sullivan

    1. Hello Robert, thanks for your interest in the RX.

      This vehicle is built in Japan. The current estimated lead time for the RX, if the vehicle is ordered now, is May 2023.

      Hope this helps.


  5. Hi
    I bought NX350h 2021 model in Nov 2022 and today I found out some stickers say it is made in Belgium and I also see Germany in some certificate papers. I was told that it was manufactured in Japan. can you please explain where there are mentions of Belgium and Germany.

    1. Hello, thanks for your question.

      We would recommend contacting your Lexus Centre regarding this, as they have details on your specific vehicle.


  6. Hi, I am the owner of a UK specification IS300h. Can you confirm which country it was manufactured in please?

  7. Hi,

    Are all current Lexus models for the UK market manufactured in Japan or are some from Canada/USA?

    I’m particularly interested in the RX 350h and NX 350h AWD, and UX 250h AWD, and ES 300h.

    Thank you.

    1. Hello Jake, thanks for contacting us.

      All vehicles for the UK market are produced in Japan.

      Please let us know if you have any other queries.


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