Toyota Harrier

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The Toyota Harrier is a mid-size crossover SUV sold since December 1997 by Toyota in Japan. In export markets, the Harrier was rebadged as the Lexus RX from March 1998. At this stage, Toyota did not retail the Lexus brand its to Japanese customers.

Second generation models arrived to Japan in February 2003, paralleled with the Lexus for export. However, when the third generation Lexus RX arrived in late 2008, the Harrier continued on in second generation form unchanged. Lexus had now made its debut in Japan as an independent marque, thus the RX sold there in the same livery as its export brethren.

It was not until 2013 that Toyota refreshed the Harrier, although it morphed into and independent model line separate from the Lexus, but retaining a visual linkage with the RX.

Lexus RX paralleled models[edit]

Main article: Lexus RX

Independent models[edit]

XU60; 2013–present[edit]

XU60
2013 Toyota Harrier 01.jpg
Overview
Production November 2013–present
Body and chassis
Platform Toyota New MC platform

Released on 2 December 2013 for the gasoline model and 15 January 2014 for the hybrid, the XU60 series Harrier replaces not only its XU30 series namesake, but also the Vanguard (XA30).