Toyota Mark X ZiO

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Mark X ZiO (AA10)
2007 Toyota Mark-X-Zio 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Production2007–2013
AssemblyToyota Industries Nagakusa
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size MPV
Body style5-door station wagon
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
PlatformToyota New MC platform
RelatedToyota RAV4
Toyota Auris
Toyota Venza
Powertrain
Engine2.4 L 2AZ-FE I4
3.5 L 2GR-FE V6
Transmission6-speed automatic
CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,780 mm (109 in)
Length4,705 mm (185 in)
Width1,785 mm (70 in)
Height1,550 mm (61 in)
Curb weight1,660 kg (3,660 lb)

The Toyota Mark X ZiO was a mid-size MPV manufactured by Toyota from 2007 to 2013. It replaces the Toyota Mark II Blit and Toyota Opa, and was exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships Toyopet Store, sold alongside the Toyota Mark X sedan from September 2007.

Design[edit]

The Mark X ZiO was based on the FSC concept car.

The "4+Free" vehicle has four independent seats plus free space in the rear. The ZiO's "three mode" cabin can accommodate from four to seven passengers. The six-seat models have two rows of independent seats and a console box with arm rest.[1] In "personal sedan mode," a tonneau board is used to create a sedan-like vehicle. Stow the tonneau board and covers, and the "active wagon mode" creates a large cargo space in the rear. The "friendly minivan mode" includes a third row of seating that can be dropped down to create cargo space. It is similar in concept to but does not share a platform with the Venza. It was considered a luxury car in Japan under Japanese Government dimension regulations and the engine displacement incurred an expensive annual road tax obligation.

The Mark X ZiO shares few features with the Mark X besides the name. The ZiO chassis is derived from the Toyota New MC platform which is the basis of the Auris, RAV4, Avensis and Prius. The front suspension is MacPherson strut, with Double wishbone suspension in the rear.

It was the first Toyota using MOST Bus technology[2] and offered the following advanced equipment options: Pre-crash Safety System using millimetre-wave radar, a Smart Key System (SKS) eliminating the traditional ignition key, Radar Cruise Control, Intelligent AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System), Intelligent Parking Assist, HDD navigation system, wide-view front monitor with a 190-degree field of view.[1]

For the first year of production, it won the Good Design Award given by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. According to Japanese vehicle regulations, the Mark X ZiO is classed as a normal-size vehicle.

Production to 2012 was 51,000 units.[3] Production ended in Japan in November 2013.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name "ZiO" is an acronym to suggest its spaciousness and cargo capacity, meaning "Zone in One".

Powertrains[edit]

The 2.4 L ZiO is available in front-wheel drive (ANA10 chassis code) or four-wheel drive (ANA15 chassis code) with the 2AZ-FE motor and K112 Continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The 3.5 L ZiO is available in front wheel drive only (GGA10 chassis code) with the 2GR-FE motor and U660E 6-speed automatic transmission.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Toyota Launches New Model 'Mark X ZiO' in Japan" (Press release). Toyota. 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
  2. ^ "75 Years of Toyota | Technical Development | Electronics Parts". Toyota. 2012. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  3. ^ "Number of Vehicles Produced in Japan by Model". Toyota. 2012. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  4. ^ "マークXジオ | 概要・グレード・価格 | グレード・価格" [Mark X ZiO | Overview grade price | Grade Price] (in Japanese). Toyota. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2008-12-11.

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