According to new information, 2018 Toyota Supra is almost ready to go! Toyota has caused interests for these types of cars back in 2012, when first Supra has been shown and when the audience has been introduced to rear-wheel sporty fast cars. However, there are rumors that new Supra will be shown by the end of the year, even the first information about it was released in 2014. Still, we are not sure how this new car will look like and if it will be closer to Scion or FT-1 concept. Rumors and predictions are all we have so far.
2018 Toyota Supra could be a compilation of three platforms and design resolutions. First of them could be C-FR Concept, firstly shown in Toyota Auto Show 2015, which should be in combination with some sort of Corolla sporty design and BMW concept firstly shown in Z1, which could be the most similar model with Supra in the future. It could share the same lightweight base and have hardtop to be more attractive.
The main question about the 2018 Toyota Supra will be the engine to be placed under the hood. Some rumors claim that they will continue with some sort of six-cylinder engines, proven on old Toyota models. In that case, there are high chances that Supra will get the V6 electric engine, based on engines made in BMW, thanks to cooperation with this manufacturer.
There is also information that new Supra could get the hybrid engine, made in new Toyota technology, called Toyota LMP’s Hybrid Race Cars, which is an acceptable version of the strong and economic engine, paired with the all-wheel driving system. Top Gear announced that Supra will have a four-cylinder engine, paired with the electric driven front axle. To be more confused, BMW has not said anything about the possible cooperation with Toyota in producing of engines for them.
However, a report published in UK magazine Autocar about new models in BMW contains leaked information that they will make a hybrid engine with manual transmission only for Z1, but not for Supra, which will get an old automatic transmission. That could be a clue. This document also says that BMW will make three versions of engines for 2018 Toyota Supra and those are two versions of 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the European market only and 3.0-liter six-cylinder for US buyers. This also excludes the possibility of placing a hybrid six-cylinder engine in new Supra.
2018 Toyota Supra Release Date and Price
Whatever it be, new information should be shared at 2017 Toyota Auto Show where design and the cabin will be shown, too. You can expect starting price around $80,000.
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October 4, 2017