Toyota to produce more sports cars

Updated Apr 15, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

The Japanese carmaker is trying to keep a balance between the brand’s sports cars and the Lexus' F series.

Some time next month, Toyota will hold an event in order to announce its “new sports car series”, apart from the upcoming reborn Supra, reportedly. In particular, the Japanese brand says that the approaching event will mainly aim at the home market. However, we still hope that new sports cars will go beyond borders.

angular front the Toyota Supra

The upcoming reborn Supra will come soon

Up to now, Toyota’s sports car lineup is just limited to the 86 and the new Yaris GRMN. For the Yaris GRMN, it has been known as an exclusive 3-door hot hatch but it seems that Toyota will make it more practical with a 5-door version. Derived from Toyota’s WRC program, the hatchback is front-wheel drive and is powered by a supercharged 205-hp 1.8L engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

angular front of the Toyota Yaris GRMN

Toyota Yaris GRMN

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According to Gazoo Racing - Chief Tetsuya Tada, an MR2 successor could be also taken into consideration. Some rumors suggest that it might resemble the S-FR concepts.

side view of the Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2 might resemble the S-FR concepts

Even though the performance Supra is schedule to be introduced at the end of October at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, we have a little hope of hearing more about the grand tourer.

Anyway, the idea of bringing new Toyota sports cars to the world is inspirational enough for fans.

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Know more about Toyota Supra 2022

Toyota Supra

The Toyota GR Supra is a 2-seater sports car that is available in the Philippines at a price of Php 4,990,000. It can go up to Php 5,090,000 if the Ice Gray body color option is chosen, with five other paints priced at Php 5,050,000. Only one variant is available locally which uses a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline-6 twin-scroll turbocharged gasoline engine that generates 335 Nm of torque and 500 Nm of torque. This engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. Dimensions-wise, this iconic sports car spans 4,379 mm in length, 1,854 mm in width, and 1,294 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,470 mm and a ground clearance rated at 115 mm. In the local market, the Toyota Supra competes against the likes of Ford Mustang, Nissan 370Z, and Porsche 718.

₱ 4,990,000 - ₱ 5,050,000

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