The Japanese carmaker is one of the most specific markets in the world. Therefore, it’s not strange that there are many models that are not available in other countries than in Japan. The Mark X is one of them. This sedan is designed especially for the Japanese market, though it can be found in a few more countries in Asia. Despite the Toyota badge, it is a pretty luxurious vehicle.
The current generation has been around for a pretty long time, for about a decade. It came in 2009, though we saw a couple of updates. The most recent novelty was present at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon. It is a performance version, which was developed by the famous GRMN department. It packs not just plenty of power, but upgrades in various other aspects, including a new body style, mechanical modification and more. On the other side, standard versions continued in the same way.
2019 Toyota Mark X Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, this is a pretty typical mid-size sedan. It is pretty large, with two comfortable rows of seating and a pretty long wheelbase, which goes around 112 inches. In terms of the mechanics, it is based on the company’s familiar N platform, which seems quite logical, considering the model’s age. In terms of the styling, the 2019 Toyota Mark X follows the design that came with a facelift that happened almost seven years ago, which has brought lots of novelties on both ends.
Of course, the front end suffered more and received new headlights, as well as novelties in a few more areas. This year hasn’t brought any important novelty. Aesthetics have remained the same, though we expect a complete redesign in the future, probably in a year or two. This overhaul still waits for the official confirmation, but we expect to see a whole palette of novelties, starting from a new TNGA platform and completely new styling. More details should be known in the future.
2019 Toyota Mark X Interior
When it comes to the interior design, the first thing that comes to mind is the fact that the 2019 Toyota Mark X actually looks much younger. The dashboard features a shape that is still looking quite fresh, but that shouldn’t surprise you, as we are talking about a premium car. Therefore, the cabin isn’t just stylish, but also comes hi-end materials, with the excellent overall quality. Most surfaces are soft on touch, but also look very durable like they could last for ages.
Of course, there is a pretty long list of standard equipment, which includes lots of comfort and convenience features, as well as the latest tech goodies. A large touchscreen dominates the dashboard and it comes with the company’s latest infotainment system. Still, many controls have remained analog, which makes use of this car pretty convenient.
2019 Toyota Mark X GRMN
The freshest version of this sedan was presented recently at the Tokyo Auto Salon. It comes with lots of upgrades over the standard model. Of course, there are some aesthetical upgrades, but mechanical improvements seem more impressive. There is a completely new suspension, while the electric power steering and stability control system suffered modifications as well. There are also new 19-inch forged BBS wheels, as well as brake calipers.
When it comes to the powertrain, this version comes with a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 313 horsepower and comes with a manual gearbox. You can also go for an optional upgrade package, which cuts 22 pounds and lowers the car even more. Those would be some of the most notable upgrades that came with the 2019 Toyota Mark X GRMN.
2019 Toyota Mark X Engines
In terms of the powertrain, the 2019 Toyota Mark X comes with well-known engines in the offer. There is a choice of three gasoline engines in total. Base models are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 210 horsepower. Those who want something peppier can opt for a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 313 horsepower. As we already mentioned, this engine also powers the new GRMN performance version. On some specific markets, you can also find a less familiar 3.0-liter V6, which delivers around 230 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque.
Toyota Mark X Redesign
Despite the new performance version, the Mark X still remains a pretty old car. The current generation has been around for about a decade, which seems way too long for today’s standards. Therefore, many experts speculate about the possible redesign in the near future. The exact details are yet to come, but many reports suggest that the complete overhaul could happen already in the next year. This should bring a whole plethora of changes, including a new platform, as the new model should switch to a new TNGA architecture. Also, count on things like a new styling, new interior, powertrain and much more.