Toyota discontinues iconic Mark II sedan

Toyota discontinues iconic Mark II sedan

December 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to Drom, on December 23, Toyota Motomachi assembled the latest instance of the Mark X, the successor to the Mark II.

Regarding the forgiveness of the model, an event was organized at the enterprise, in which 200 employees participated, including the factory director Hirooshi Nino.

It should be noted that the debut Toyota Mark II appeared in 1968 and for 50 years it (and after its follower Mark X) was the main sedan of the brand with rear-wheel drive system. In total, 9 generations of cars were produced, the last of which was released in 2000. And in 2004, the presentation of the successor model – Mark X.

Over the entire period, 6.518 million Mark II cars were sold, and another 363.5 thousand Mark X cars. However, due to the fashion for urban crossovers and SUVs in Japan, the once-demanded sedan lost its former popularity. However, now there are connoisseurs of the rear-wheel drive system and manual transmission, for which special sedan variations were issued in a limited edition – Mark X GRMN – 100 pieces in 2014 and 350 – this year.