Toyota has updated the JDM Mark X sedan for the 2013 model year. One of the more popular parallel-imported Toyota model in Singapore, this is the second time the Mark X receives a facelift in its life cycle.
For those who feel that the facelift back in 2009 could be better, the good news is that the 2013 model has a nicer looking front fascia with a new grille that sports a more pronounced "X" logo in the centre. Sporting an aggressive design, the headlights incorporate Bi-Xenon bulbs and daytime running LED lights. The tail lights and bumper have been redesigned as well.
Along with the 2013 iteration of the Mark X, Toyota has collaborated with its racing partner,
Gazoo Racing, to come up with the G’s variant. It comes with a body kit that comprise of a new grille, boot lid spoiler, bumper with side air vents, a diffuser housing four tail pipes and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, red stitching can be found on the leather seats, steering and gear stick. The white instrument panel gauges adds a sporty touch.
Two engines are available. The 2.5-liter V6 produces 200 bhp and 243 Nm of torque, while the 3.5-liter V6 develops 314 bhp and 380 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. All-wheel-drive is optional.
Measuring 4,750mm long, 1,795mm wide and 1,435mm tall, the Mark X shares its platform with the Toyota Crown and the third generation Lexus GS sedan. Toyota claims that the 2013 Mark X’s chassis been tuned for better handling with a quieter ride due to usage of additional damping materials.
The G's variant