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The Mark 2 used to be imported to the US as the Cressida. It used the NA Supra Engine and RWD. The Cressida/Mark 2 has been cancelled here for a long time... 92 was the last year.

I wish they bring that back... but it's position in the Toyota Line up has been replaced by the FWD Avalon (bascially a stretch camry). So highly doubt it will come over. For a more closer family member of the Camry, look at the new Windom (or ES300).

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Originally posted by Kscbruin:
The Mark 2 used to be imported to the US as the Cressida. It used the NA Supra Engine and RWD. The Cressida/Mark 2 has been cancelled here for a long time... 92 was the last year.

I wish they bring that back... but it's position in the Toyota Line up has been replaced by the FWD Avalon (bascially a stretch camry). So highly doubt it will come over. For a more closer family member of the Camry, look at the new Windom (or ES300).

Hope that helps.

Kevin
I have a Cressida, a '90. I wish they would bring it back too, mine still runs good though, but I would get another one. The closet thing to it now would probaly be the GS300.
 

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I think the Mark II would definitely have a future here in the US. It looks great (the rear is copied off the new S class MB), and if it has a twin turbo 2.5 V6, then I'll buy it (although I doubt they'll fit that engine for the US market). But as long as it has decent power, and a reasonable price, it's bound to succeed.
I wonder if it's fwd or rwd.

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No, the Mark II/Chaser/Cresta are FR cars (RWD). They are not related in any way to the Camry/ES300 platform.

However, you CAN learn something about the '02 Camry/ES from the Mark II. Notice how the latest styling from Toyota (IS300, Mark II, etc) have similar design themes, like the more aggressive C-Pillar (thicker and swept), headlight design (trapezoid shape with dual "circles" inside), japan-generic taillight (slanted triangles)...

Morph these elements together and you will have the new Camry.
 
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