2019 Toyota Supra Is Likely To Have Hybrid Version
Rumors and speculation regarding the new sports car from Toyota have long been saying that Toyota will be reviving the Supra name; Toyota haven’t confirmed that but they have registered and trademarked the Supra name in Europe, so we think it is more than likely that the new model will be called Supra.
Toyota have teamed up with another heavyweight manufacturer (BMW) to co-produce a sports car – the BMW version is expected to be called the Z5.
Toyota have remained very quiet about the new model, but a Supra (or what we believe to be a Supra) has been seen out testing on public roads (of course with heavy camouflage).
2019 Toyota Supra Release date
We think that the 2019 Toyota Supra will have its debut as early as the 2017 Tokyo Auto Show, but won’t be production ready until much later; expect to see it in the Toyota showrooms as late as September 2018 – just in time to be launched as a 2019 model.
2019 Toyota Supra Price
The only pricing that we’ve really been able to confirm is for the range topping hybrid; we’ve been told that it will be more expensive than the Corvette competition which starts in the mid $50,000’s, so expect to see it selling for around $57,000. Of course, the base model will be much cheaper, perhaps in the region of between $25,000 - $30,000.
2019 Toyota Supra Redesign and Changes
From what we’ve seen, the new 2019 Supra is based upon the 2014 FT-1 concept car, or it has certainly used elements from that concept, including the glass work, long hood, double-bubble roof, muscular rear fenders and ducktail trunk lid.
2019 Toyota Supra Specs
Nothing has been confirmed regarding motors, but it is thought that Lexus will be supplying a twin turbo V6. The range topper will use that V6 in conjunction with possibly two electric motors – the V6 driving the rear wheels and the electric motors driving the fronts. We also think that there will be a smaller 2.0 liter turbo 4-cylinder engine fitted to the base model. Three powertrains in total, the final being just the V6 gasoline engine without the hybrid attachments.
We think that the body will be made up of a multi-material composite, possibly including carbon fiber in a bid to increase rigidity but lower weight, it will also have a low roofline and center of gravity for better road holding.
The pictures we have seen show the interior to have a certain BMW look about it, certainly all the switch gear fitted in the test mule seems to have come from BMW, but whether that will transfer in to the full production models remains to be seen.