The 9th Generation Toyota Mark II was introduced in 2000. The 2000 Toyota Mark II is a front engine rear/four wheel drive subcompact sedan. The 9th Generation Toyota Mark II featured the first application of direct injection on a mass produced Toyota Passenger Vehicle. The Toyota Mark II featured one of the first uses of Navi-Al-Shift which uses the GPS signals and shifts the automatic transmission into the appropriate gear needed for a road surface or conditions ahead. The Toyota Mark II 9th Generation featured a brand new and redesigned design language. Production of the 9th Generation Toyota Mark II lasted for 8 years, the Toyota Mark II was available to purchase in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and the year 2007. The 2000 Toyota Mark II was available in 2 versions 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon. The Toyota Mark II was available in 4 variants Grande, IR, Grande G and IR-V.
The price of the Toyota Mark II 2000 was fairly competitive when compared with other cars in the same class available in the local market.
The exterior of the 9th Generation Toyota Mark II features a restrained and minimalistic design language. The front end houses angular side swept headlights, a large chrome trapezium styled grille, dual slim narrow rectangular styled air intakes, rectangular style fog lights and an outward sticking bumper. The rear end houses triangular style side swept taillights and an outward sticking bumper. The 4-door station wagon features two large sharp upswept headlights flanked by dual small rectangular style upswept headlights, a large trapezium grill with chrome accents, dual standard circular fog lights and triple narrow slim rectangular styled air intakes. The rear end houses stacked vertical long side swept taillights, the rear windscreen wiper and a standard case tailgate. The overall exterior of the Toyota Mark II features familiar styling for a large Japanese sedan/station wagon designed in the early 2000's.
The interior of the 2000 Toyota Mark II compromises of black and silver plastic trim pieces with wood paneling. The front and rear seats are covered in fabric. Standard features on the Grande and IR include traction control, power windows, power steering, power lock doors, a stereo speaker audio system, and automatic climate control. Features on the Grande G and IR-V include leather upholstery, leather steering wheel, Xenon headlights, upgraded wood paneling, and front power seats. The IR-V also features larger 17 inch allow wheels as standard. Options included satellite navigation, heated front seats, and a power moonroof. The overall interior of the 9th Generation Toyota Mark II features a very good amount of interior space for a sedan of its exterior dimensions, it also offers a great level of comfort and interior refinement.