Tuned BMW 5-series rival revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon
18 January 2010

Toyota's BMW 5-series rival, the Mark X, has been given the firm’s G Sports makeover at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

G Sports is Toyota’s new tuning arm designed to give the firm a more sporty edge, something which its new president Akio Toyoda is keen promote.

Toyota X G Sports pics

The Toyota X was first seen at last year’s Tokyo motor show and is only destined from dealerships in Japan and other parts of Asia and is unlikely to ever be sold in Europe or the US.

Power for the Auto Salon model comes from a 3.6-litre V6 engine producing 314bhp and 280lb ft. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox.

G Sports styling changes include a new front bumper, grille and bonnet and new LED daytime running lights. At the rear it gets a new rear bumper with integrated spoiler, a four-pipe exhaust system and a new rear spoiler.

The X G Sports also gets 20-inch alloy wheels and specially developed Yokohama Advan Sport.

The G Sports range of accessories will be sold in Japanese Toyota dealerships from later this year. Other G Sports models revealed at Auto Salon include the Prius G Sports and FT-86 G Sports concept.

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18 January 2010

Looks like a crash between a BMW and Merc, but i like it, shame everything the Japanese show is always painted white, doesn't show it off to it's best, does it?

Peter Cavellini.

18 January 2010

Is this the Toyota version of the Lexus IS ?

28 January 2010

I believe it's more correct to say, that the IS is a Lexus version of Mark X. Mark X is the successor to Toyota Mark II, which some of you may remember being sold in Europe in the late 60s-early 70s. Was replaiced in Japan by the Mark X in 2004 i believe and was considered the for runner to the Lexus brand.

But, you're right that the closest to this we can get in Europe is the Lexus IS.

28 January 2010

Looks very much like a Holden at the front

28 January 2010

Going with the aussi theme, it does have a very similar silhouette to the Australian Toyota Aurion, especially the front wings

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