The USED TOYOTA Harrier is manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation since 1998. It is a sports utility vehicle. Since its launch, mainly two-generations are produced. It is marketed in the United States under the name Lexus RX. The production of USED TOYOTA Harrier has been ceased in 2010 due to introduction of third generation models of Lexus RX. The first generation models were obtainable in front wheel drive and all wheel drive styles. The code names of the models were SXU10, MCU10, SXU15 and MCU15.
The engines utilized were two. SXU models had 2.2 litre engines that delivered maximum power of 140 hp. MCU models had 3 litre V6 engines that delivered maximum power of 220 hp. They used four-speed automatic transmission. It was marketed as Toyota Harrier in Japan and as Lexus RX model in US since 1998. Minor changes were made in the base model with the introduction of 2.4 litre engine to give 160 hp power output. Model code names were also changed to ACU10 and ACU15 for front wheel drive and all wheel drive respectively.
This luxury crossover was under compact class in the nascent stages and later converted to mid size SUV. The body style is now five-door wagon. The layout is front engine with front wheel drive or four-wheel drive. It is also equipped with many gasoline power train alternatives like hybrid or V6 engines. In few markets, Lexus RX is known as the recreation cross country. The first generation USED TOYOTA Harrier model is XU10 or pre-facelift Lexus RX 300. It was marketed as Harrier till 2003 and later as Lexus RX. The power trains used were 2.2 L 5S-FE I4, 2.4 L 2AZ-FE I4 or 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6. It was identified as sport luxury vehicle that had combined features of sedan, SUV and wagon. The elevated seating position as well as high ground clearance was the well noted characteristic. Being created in uni-body chassis, it was perfect for suburban driving. In Japan, it was marketed with optional features like JBL sound system, leather steering wheel and sport seats.
It had leather trim, two-seating rows, rear cargo space, center dashboard with central LCD multi information screen to show the data on performance, audio and climate, air conditioning vents, wooden trim piece in U shape, open space for extra space for storage, legroom and motion to passenger seat. Several safety features were introduced such as front airbags for passengers and driver, side torso airbags that are mounted near front seat, anti-lock braking system, running lights for daytime, side impact door beams, 5 headrests, electronic stability program, vehicle stability control and more. RX 300 was then modified with new headlights & tail lights in addition to high intensity discharge headlamps. DVD based navigation system and more shaded USED TOYOTA Harrier models were introduced later.
Second generation models of Toyota Harrier used power trains like 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6, 3.3 L 3MZ-FE V6 or 3.5 L 2GR-FE V6 engine. The transmission was five-speed automatic or one speed automatic (CVT). It was featured with sleeker body style with revised light emitting tail lamps. The interior space had walnut wooden trim or eye maple of golden bird, multi-level centre storage console of sliding nature, telescopic steering or power tilt column and two zone weather control system. Premium sound system, new navigation system, DVD player and 3 panel moon roofs were the distinctive features. New safety features added were pre-collision system, adaptive front lighting system, tire pressure monitoring system, VSC, knee airbag, and more. Technological innovations were added such as height adjusted air suspension, rain sensing wipers, dynamic cruise controlling system, AFS, and more.