Toyota Mark X ZiO
Toyota Mark X ZiO

Toyota will be launching a new US model at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show in January next year called the Toyota Venza. Toyota has kept us in the dark about what model this is, without even a concept sketch but they say it’s a “crossover sedan” which will be a “unique blend of sedan and sport utility vehicle, offering seating for five, easy ingress and egress, a car-like ride and functional utility.” The Toyota Venza was esigned and engineered in the United States and will be assembled at Toyota’s plant in Kentucky.

This so-called crossover sedan will most probably be a restyled version of the Toyota Mark X ZiO (shown above) with unique SUV-like styling more suited to the American market tastes. Design inspiration will likely be drawn from the Toyota FT-SX concept – of which photos are available after the jump.

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