Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus division sacrificed production of its ES300 sedan in order to accommodate demand for its popular RX300 crossover, car-based sport/utility vehicle, says Lexus General Manager Bryan Bergsteinsson. Production was limited due to engine supply constraints, Mr. Bergsteinsson says. The two models share the 3.0L dual-overhead-cam V-6 with VVT-i, variable valve timing. In 1999, ES300 sales totaled 45,860 units, down 5.7% from 1998. The RX300, in its first full year of ...
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