It looks like there is another famous nameplate of the automotive industry that is coming back. This time, we are talking about Toyota’s legendary small sports car, which was in production for a full 35years, between 1971 and 2006. As you know, the company is bringing back the legendary Supra, so the 2022 Toyota Celica sounds quite possible as well. According to the latest reports, this will be the company’s new entry-level sports car. Interestingly, the latest reports suggest that the new Celica definitely won’t replace 86 model. Two models will feature similar size but count on a completely different design approach.

Pros

  • Revived famous nameplate
  • A sports car that is practical for everyday ride
  • Usable rear seats
  • Attractive price

Cons

  • FWD layout
  • Probably won’t even come

Exterior design

 The first thing that comes to our minds is the layout. As you probably know, most Celica models feature front-wheel drive and we expect the same from the new one. On the other side, the 86 will feature either RWD or AWD  layout. Therefore, many experts suggest that the new 2022 Toyota Celica will be more practical kind of a sports car. It will be a small coupe,with more practical cabin design and definitely a better vehicle for everyday use. It will ride on the company’s new TNGA platform, which promises excellent driving dynamics, but a high level of comfort as well. In terms of styling, it will probably share a lot of common things with the new Supra and 86 models. This refers primarily to the front end, while the overall shape is about to be a little bit different.

Interior

We are still waiting to get some reliable details about the2020 Toyota Celica interior. At this point, we can only rely on speculations. Most reports suggest that the new Celica will be more practical than the 86. Therefore, we count on a decent, in practice usable rear bench. This should be a huge advantage over other models in this price range, especially Mazda MX-5 and its derivative Fiat 124 Spider. Still, we hope that the new dashboard will be oriented to the driver, which was always one of Celica’s main characteristics.

Engine

The powertrain is the main reason why we presume that the new 2022 Toyota Celica will be slotted below the 86, which is about to come completely new in the next year. The upcoming redesign will bring a new engine from Subaru, a potent turbo-four with 260 horsepower. On the other side, the new Celica will probably feature Toyota’s new 2.0-liter atmospheric unit, which will for this occasion feature a max output of around 200 horsepower. We count on both manual and automatic transmission in the offer, which will send power to front wheels.

2020 Toyota Celica Release Date and Price

At this point, the 2022 Toyota Celica is just a rumor that waits for some words of the officials. Therefore, take its arrival with a dose of a reserve. If it ever arrives, it should cost between $20,000 and $25,000.