Toyota Mark X ZiO
|Toyota Mark X ZiO (AA10)|
|Assembly||Japan: Ōbu, Aichi (Nagakusa plant)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door wagon|
|Platform||Toyota New MC platform|
|Wheelbase||2,780 mm (109.4 in)|
|Length||4,705 mm (185.2 in)|
|Width||1,785 mm (70.3 in)|
|Height||1,550 mm (61.0 in)|
|Curb weight||1,660 kg (3,660 lb)|
The Toyota Mark X ZiO (Japanese: トヨタ・マークXジオ, Toyota Māku X Jio) is a mid-size MPV manufactured by Toyota from 2007 to 2013. It replaces the Mark II Blit and Opa, and was exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships Toyopet Store, sold alongside the Mark X sedan from September 2007.
Despite sharing the nameplate, the Mark X ZiO shares few features with the rear-wheel-drive Mark X sedan. The ZiO chassis is derived from the New MC platform which is the basis of the Blade, XA30 series RAV4, T270 series Avensis and the XW30 series Prius. The front suspension is MacPherson strut, with double wishbone in the rear.
The name "ZiO" is an acronym to suggest its spaciousness and cargo capacity, meaning "Zone in One".
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. 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. The Mark X ZiO exceeded Japanese government's compact car regulations regarding engine displacement (maximum of 2.0-liter) and exterior dimensions (maximum length of 4,700 mm (185.0 in) and width of 1,700 mm (66.9 in)), therefore incurred a more expensive annual road tax obligation.
It was the first Toyota using MOST Bus technology 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.
For the first year of production, it won the Good Design Award given by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization.
Production to 2012 was 51,000 units. Production ended in Japan in November 2013.
The Mark X ZiO was based on the 2005 FSC concept car
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