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2010 Toyota Mark-X: New Sporty RWD Mid-Size Sedan Launched in Japan

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A few days before its formal debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Salon, Toyota revealed its new Mark X that has been redesigned for the 2010 model year. The Mark X is a mid-size sports sedan that shares the same rear-wheel drive platform with the JDM Toyota Crown and Lexus GS models. It is offered in Japan and certain Asian markets. In addition to the refreshed exterior that gains newly styled front and rear ends, Toyota has also updated the interior with a revised instrument panel and center console.

Furthermore, Toyota claims that shoulder portion of the door trim for the front and rear seats has been pushed outward by 25 mm (total for left and right), while the distance between the front seats has been increased by 20 mm, resulting in a roomier interior.

The Mark X is offered in Japan with a choice of two engines, a 2.5-liter V6 that makes 203HP and 24.8 kgm of peak torque, and a 3.5-liter V6 with 318HP and 38.7 kgm. Both engines are coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The 2.5 V6 model can also be combined with an all-wheel drive system.

Other highlights include a new Radar Cruise Control system, equipped with a brake-control function that can maintain a fixed distance with a car in front, an Adaptive Front-lighting System and the Hill-start Assist Control.

In Japan prices range from 2,380,000 yen for the basic 250G with the 2.5 V6 and rear-wheel drive to 3,800,000 yen for the top-spec 350S L-Package. Buyers can also opt for factory-customized versions of the Mark X.






13 Comments:

Timo said... »October 19, 2009

Am I the only one that dares to think Toyota should replace the Camry or better yet, the ES300 with the Mark-X here in the States ??

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

I'd love to see this as a Camry replacement here in the U.S. However, it's probably too daring and exciting for American consumers...what a shame.

And unfortunately it couldn't replace the ES because it'd be nipping at the heels of the GS.

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

"Am I the only one that dares to think Toyota should replace the Camry or better yet, the ES300 with the Mark-X here in the States ??"

No, because this is RWD and that simply won't do for the discerning Camry buyer who will be getting a vasectomy next week.

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

TOO CAMRY-ESQUE

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

ugly face, the rest ok

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

Looks to me the new GS series sedan. I see a lot of the IS styling incorporated into the styling. And I think the GS is about due for a redesign, the current styling looks rater dated and I hope that if this is the Lexus GS that the interior is bigger than the current generation, which is rather small as a midsize sport sedan.

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

Omg lol! How boring is that exterior design! Hahaha looool. The interior is nice but even Kia and Hyundai could teach Toyota a thing or two about making a nice looking saloon.

The New Kia K7/Cadenza is waaaaay better looking even the all new Hyundai Sonata - which just shows how the Koreans have come and how far the Japanese are falling...

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

if anything it should replace, its the avalon!!!!

Anonymous said... »October 19, 2009

Japan keeps everything good to themselves. Seriously...

Anonymous said... »October 20, 2009

Are u sure its a mid size.. looks bit larger.

Anonymous said... »October 20, 2009

Hey anonymous and timo, you guys are right, toyota camry here in the states are so not the models people expected them to be and for sure i think too that this new toyota mark x should be incorporated to a camry here in the states but i dont think thats going to happen soon because they would actually copy it to a lexus GS but for an avalon, that won't happen, its high time toyota starts making some nice looking cars(lexus excluded) to match up the lexus that they have and by that i mean the dang, camrys, avalons.KIA really did a heck of a job though they kinda copied the audi model in a way with its front and rear design but i also love the fact that the dashboard is digitized and if that kia would be available here in the states by 2010 lol i would get it without any hesitation.And the other person talking bout the sonata, its a good car but the kia now superseeds it but don't forget, that hyundai still tops it up with the genesis, if u ever seen and been in that car you would think that actually they copied the mercedes benz.

Anonymous said... »October 21, 2009

Nice looking Camry...
Is it coming to the US as a Camry?

Anonymous said... »June 02, 2010

great lookin car, love the detail, hope this car replaces the camry

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