|2009 Toyota Mark X|
The first generation Mark X has enjoyed successful sales in Kenya and still remains one of the top choice used mid-sized saloon cars on sale today. Unknown to many Kenyans, there have been three successive generations of the Mark X, with the latest third generation model having debuted in Japan last year. Our main focus is on the appealing second generation model, which many used car firms have begun importing to Kenya in high volumes.
|1st generation Mark X|
The bumper’s wide opening and deep-set fog lights emphasize the face’s low centre of gravity and wide stance, while the three-lamp linear layout of the headlights and a mesh grille, with an imposing X letter, enhance the car’s aggressive look. The combination tail lights also have a three-lamp linear layout, while lights built into the lid of the boot complete the total redesign of the 2009 Mark X. Kenyans can choose the 2009 Mark X with a choice of six body paint.
The sports type models are equipped with Adaptive Variable Suspension, which combines mono-tube shock absorbers and computer control of damping force, delivering an exceptional ride, superior handling, and stable cruising performance. The newly adopted Variable Gear Ratio Steering system, which controls the angle of the front wheels according to car’s speed to improve steering performance, is coupled with optimized electric power steering, resulting in outstanding handling.
The driver’s seat also features a switch-operated motorized lumbar support function that shifts the seatback forward or back to improve back comfort during driving. The shoulder portion of the door trim for the front and rear seats has been pushed outward, while the distance between the front seats has been resulting in a roomier interior.
An HDD infotainment system features multimedia and other advanced functions. The HDD infotainment system features a digital TV tuner and is paired with 12 speakers optimally placed to provide sound quality comparable to a live performance. The Intelligent Parking Assist system uses ultrasonic sensors installed in the front of the saloon. The system detects a suitable parking-space and helps the driver parallel park or reverse into a parking space by informing the driver when to turn the steering wheel and where to start backing up.
|Appealing rear look|