“Hey look!” you exclaim, “A visually pleasing Toyota!”
Easy there, sport, there’s no cause for celebration. In keeping with their rich tradition of flooding the Western market with vehicles you only drive if 1.) you’re wife forces you to or b.) your mom forces you to, the 2010 Toyota Mark X is a menacing premium Camry that is not slated to see a U.S. introduction. Instead, the Mark X and all of its V6 glory will remain an exclusive product for the Land of the Rising Sun where it will serve as Toyota’s response to stately European saloons.
Although it certainly looks befitting of a V8 powerplant, the Mark X comes with two V6 options (both of which are mated to a 6-speed slushbox), 203-hp 2.5L or a 315-hp 3.5L with the former purportedly capable of making the sprint from 0-100km/h in just 8.4 seconds. Depending on your configuration, your Mark X can be equipped with either all- or rear-wheel-drive and all models feature Toyota’s dynamic driving system that allows the driver to choose between Sport, Snow and Eco driving modes.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but for U.S. customers it will be roughly equivalent to the starting price of the Lexus GS.