Toyota Supra Successor Confirmed, May Be All-Electric

Rumours of a new Supra have been circulating for years with no comment from Toyota until this week. The GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada told Asia One, that Toyota President Akio Toyoda has asked him to “make a successor to the Supra as soon as possible.”

Toyota has reportedly green lighted two new sports cars, one will be positioned above the GT 86 and the other below. One is obviously Supra successor and the second is reportedly an MR-2 successor.

We can expect the new Supra and MR-2 earliest in 2017 as it will take at least five years to develop it according to Toyota’s chief engineer Tada.

The Detroit Bureau reports in related news, that the new Supra could be jointly-developed with Tesla, meaning the successor the Supra is an all-electric sports car.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed last week the company is already working on “a few other variants of the Model S”. One of them is reportedly something similar in size to BMW 3 Series.

Toyota and Tesla already have a product from their earlier partnership, which resulted in RAV4 EV.

Back in June, BMW and Toyota confirmed they will expand their existing collaboration to jointly develop a new sports car.

So it could be that Toyota is working with two different companies on two different models. One is the Supra successor and the other is MR-2 successor, developed in partnership with BMW.

Pictured here is Toyota FT-HS Concept. 

via: Asia One and The Detroit Bureau.


RELATED POSTS

New Mercedes-Benz S600 revealed with a 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine
2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT prototype shows different exhaust tips
Winter driving tips: Prepare yourself and your car [infographic]
New Peugeot 308 is European Car of The Year 2014
Ugur Sahin Design Project F based on Ferrari 458 Italia revealed
Saleen FourSixteen based on Tesla Model S P85 revealed
2015 Mazda CX-3 crossover revealed
New 2015 MINI John Cooper Works revealed with 228bhp, priced from £22,865
Mercedes GLE Coupe to make its big screen debut in Jurassic World
Morgan EV3 prototype revealed with a range of up to 150 miles, goes on sale in late 2016
Jaguar E-PACE - compact performance SUV revealed
30th Anniversary of the Ferrari F40
Tags: , , ,
linode.com