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Toyota Mark X GRMN is a Sedan the US Needs

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If there’s one sedan that could change the public’s perception of Toyota in the U.S., it’s the Mark X.

Unfortunately the Mark X isn’t available in North America and it’s a shame because it’s far from a generic, mundane sedan like the Camry or even the Lexus IS. In Japan, the Toyota Mark X 350S is a front engine, rear-wheel drive sedan sporting a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 321 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. When you combine that with the tuning prowess of Gazoo Racing the result is a sports sedan that the U.S. market greatly lacks. Making its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon is the 2015 model year Mark X GRMN equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and a Torsen limited-slip differential. There’s plenty more to it than that with a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and chassis modifications that make it ready for the track or even to go sideways at a drift event.

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Coverage

On the outside, the Mark X GRMN boasts a new front bumper, black mirror covers, rear bumper with diffuser, a carbon fiber rear lip spoiler and a quad-tip exhaust setup. On all four corners are 19-inch wheels while the inside gets carbon fiber trim and a three-spoke steering wheel finished in Alcantara. According to the Japanese automaker, the Toyota Mark X GRMN will be limited to just 100 units and will cost roughly the equivalent of $44,700 when it goes on sale in March.

GALLERY: Toyota Mark X GRMN

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