Published on January 24th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota Mark X sedan……the Toyota we will not get
Did you know that Toyota in Japan also produces some exciting, globally unavailable cars designated just for the Japanese local market? Among them is the Mark X sedan, an alternative to the Toyota Camry which has just seen a new model being unveiled.
The 2019 Toyota Mark X, with a length of 4.8 meters, is considered to be the sportiest sedan in the company’s “domestic” range of models. This Mark X is equipped with a range of V6 engines and can also be driven by an all-wheel drive system.
The new Mark X ‘GRMN’ version uses a naturally aspirated V6 3.5 liter (2GR-FSE) engine producing 318hp at 6,400 rpm and 380Nm at 4,800 Nm.
The main distinctive feature of the Mark X ‘GRMN’ version is the presence of a 6-speed manual gearbox instead of the standard automatic transmission.
This Toyota Mark X GRMN exterior is almost identical to the GR Sport series version, whose main feature is the outer kit and aggressive bumpers. Standard BBS wheels use 235/40 R19 tires at the front and 255/35 R19 tires at the rear. In the interior there are profiled sports seats, a new steering wheel and Alcantara / carbon fiber inserts.
On the Japanese market, the Toyota Mark X GRMN will be launched in March 2019 at a price of about USD47,500, while a 3.5-liter stock sedan will cost from USD35,600. Arrival in Malaysia will be a year or two later as a reconditioned used vehicle.