Published on January 4th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Toyota Mark X Production Comes to a Close After 50 Years
In April of last year, we shared news that the Toyota Mark X would be taken out of production by the end of 2019. Sure enough, the Final Edition was rolled out and the production line at the Motomachi factory was taken offline in late December, as reported by Japanese Nostalgic Car.
The Motomachi plant in Aichi Prefecture is Toyota’s 2nd oldest production facility and it has produced the Mark II and Mark X for over 50 years. In that time, Toyota sold some 6,518,000 variants of the Mark II and 363,500 units of the Mark X. Motomachi was responsible for producing about 3.5 million of those cars.
Toyota held a farewell ceremony for the Mark X on its final day of production. 200 employees and guests attended, and 1979, 1984, 1988 model Mark IIs were put on display.
The Mark X started out in 1968 as the Mark II (please see picture below), with a name change to Mark X in 2004. While the name has changed, the basic principle of the car hasn’t. It has always been a luxurious rear wheel drive sedan with good performance for its class.
To mark the end of an era, Toyota will sell a limited edition Mark X 250S Final Edition in Japan. The Final Edition will come equipped with 18 inch aluminum wheels, dark chrome plated front bumper trim, and a red and black interior finished in alcantara and leather.
The Mark X 250S Final Edition will come in three colors: White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, and Precious Black Pearl. The Final Edition is available in both rear wheel drive and all wheel drive versions.