Toyota Mark X GRX133

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Toyota Mark X

The 130 series Toyota Mark X was released in 2009 to positive reviews, the fine balance of luxury and sports performance being very improved upon from the earlier Mark X that it succeeded.

The Mark X is a 4 door, rear wheel drive sports luxury vehicle featuring a 234kW (319hp) engine with excellent, refined power with quite reasonable fuel economy for a car of this size and performance. The 3.5L 2GR-FSE engine with VVT-i is largely the same as that found locally in the Lexus GS350, Lexus IS350 and Toyota Crown, improvements to this engine incorporate Toyota's DS4-S twin injection fuel system which combines both traditional port injection as well as direct injection into the combustion chamber. This allows for both impressive power, but smooth and ecnonomical driving under normal conditions.

Other interesting changes to the new model include a drive by wire system with both electronic throttle and electronic steering, the latter allowing more responsive steering at lower speeds. While the engine and drive train is shared with Lexus and Toyota models, the chassis also shares many components with the Lexus GS luxury sedan and Toyota Crown.

Standard and optional features include:

6 speed tiptronic auto 3.5L 234kW V6 engine
Paddle shift transmission Variable gear ratio steering
Steering wheel controls Smart key entry and start with remote boot release
Front, side and curtain airbags Push button start
Power front seats Power steering column
Leather interior Heated seats
Leather seats Power rear blind
Radar cruise control (with brake control) Parking sensors
Rear and side camera Electronic Brake Distribution
Brake Assist Dual zone climate control
Heated mirrors CD and digital audio player
Power windows Power mirrors
ECO mode transmission Drive by wire throttle and steering
Steering wheel audio controls Steering wheel bluetooth phone controls
LED daytime running headlights Power mirrors
Active headrests Auto dimming rear view mirror
Rain sensing wipers Accident mitigation system

There were also some special ediitons of the Mark X, though these are relatively rare. The Vertiga version by Modellista features a different body kit, wheels and suspension, and the G's variant by Gazoo Racing (later called the GR Sports) features a different and agressive front bumper, bigger wheels, suspension and interior changes. Modeilista also made a very rare +M Super Charger version, however this is not eligible for import as the costs of emissions testing this vehicle are extremely high, and a mere 200 were made.


MODEL LINEUP

350S
Sports version with variable gear ratio steering, paddle shift transmission, sportier body kit, dark intrerior trim with onyx panelling, and aluminium pedals. This model is allowed for import
Premium
Luxury version with wood grain interior with features over standard including radar cruise control (with brake control), rain sensing wipers, auto dimming rear view mirror, parking sensors, and heated seats. This model is allowed for import
350S G's by Gazoo Racing
Made from 2012 onwards featuring an agressive body kit, 19 inch red lipped wheels, boot lip spoiler, clear tail lights, rear diffuser, quad tipped exhaust system, 20mm lowered suspension, additional chassis bracing, G's brake calipers white gauges, carbon interior panels, red stiched seats and interior trim, and red G's push button starter. Rare model, with even rarer carbon roof optional. This model is allowed for import
350RDS
Late 2016 onwards model with optional black and red or black and white interior, different bumpers with LED fog lights, rear spoiler, smoked tail lights, chromed door handles, updated LED headlights, 19 inch wheels, Toyota Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), accident mitigation system and aluminium pedals. This model is allowed for import
350RDS GR Sports by Gazoo Racing
Late 2016 onwards version of the G's by Gazoo Racing, this is a 350RDS with a different and more agressive body kit, rear diffuser, quad exhausts, 19 inch wheels, 4 piston front brake calipers with 2 piece brake disk, and different headlights. The interior had white gauges with GR logo, GR logos on the sill panels, start button and seats, a smaller diameter 3 spoke steering wheel, carbon fiber trim pieces, and a leather shift knob and boot. The GT Sports also sat on lowered suspension, had the chassis reinforced with additional spot welds and braces, and the electric power steering was retuned for better performance. This model is allowed for import
+M Supercharged by Modellista
A very rare 265kW supercharged version, only 200 were made. Not importable due to the considerable additional emissions testing costs required in Australia for a car made in such very small numbers. This model is NOT allowed for import
250G, 250G FOUR and Premium FOUR
2.5L RWD and 2.5L 4WD versions. These models are NOT allowed for import

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