Friday, October 23, 2009
The revamped Toyota Mark-X is here and it is definitely better looking then the Sai anytime. The Mark-X is a rear wheel drive car that is powered by either a 314 horsepower 2GR-FSE 3.5-liter V6 engine or a 200 horsepower 4GR-FSE 2.5 liter V6. Both are mated to a six speed Super ECT transmission with the 2.5 liter version returning 13.0km/l (10-15 test cycle) & the thirstier 3.5 liter at 10.2km/l. Toyota claims the 2.5 liter engine managed to pushed the Mark-X from static to 100km/h in 8.4 seconds.
Toyota claims that by offering a wide range of diverse lineup, drivers get to flaunt their identity hence the Mark-X will be available in the standard type, sports type and premium type. (Yeah so much for identity when most of their cars they make now puts one to sleep). The Mark X also has Sport, Snow and Eco driving modes, Variable Gear Ratio Steering system (with electric power steering) which controls the angle of the front wheels according to vehicle speed, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management and an Adaptive Variable Suspension for models kitted with the sports package.
To keep drivers & occupants safe Toyota has equipped the Mark- X with host of safety features such as seven airbags including SRS side airbags, SRS curtain shield airbags and a driver’s seat knee airbag, VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), TRC (Traction Control) and Active Headrests up front to reduce stress on the neck in a rear-end collision. If this is not enough Pre-Crash Brake Assist system,Pre-Crash Seatbelts, Intelligent AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System), Radar Cruise Control system equipped with a brake-control function and a Hill-start Assist Control function will significantly reduce the chance of you passing to the next world if you are damn unlucky.
The Mark-X will be yours for as low as 2,380,000 yen in Japan with the most expensive version fetching a price tag of 3,800,000 yen.
Source : Toyota