Expect to see the Toyota Corolla GTI Concept at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on October 6, 2017

At the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, expect automakers like Toyota to recall some of its performance vehicles from two to three decades ago. According to Car and Driver who cited this rumour from Best Car, expect also to see new concepts for the new Supra, as well as future Corolla GTI and a new evolution of the S-FR.

Sources say that the Corolla GTI will come with a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder with an output of 250 horsepower (186 kilowatts). Furthermore, this also gives us an idea of how the next generation model would look. The Japanese automaker has not revealed many details regarding the new vehicle, but as mentioned earlier this week, Toyota will be moving all their future models to the TNGA platform. Not only does that include this Corolla, but also covers the latest Camry, C-HR, and Prius. In the United States, these models will be assembled at the newest factory that they built with Mazda, after a $1.6 billion investment.

That is not all from Toyota, rumours say that a new version of the S-FR concept is also on the way, though we have no idea how this would differ from the earlier model. As for the design, it has a rounded styling that seems to have been borrowed from the Toyota Sports 800 from the ‘60s. This model was a tiny rear-wheel drive sports coupe with a front-mounted engine.

What’s even greater is that Toyota got their Toyota 86 chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada to work on the S-FR, so that the company could sell the model to the market for less than $15,000, says Car and Driver.

So far, the aforementioned models are just rumours that have been circulating. But what we know for sure if that we will see the new Supra concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and this will be the highlight of the show. We also heard that there was a leaked document suggesting that a production version of the Supra will be available soon. And that it will have BMW-sourced engines such as a 2.0 liter four cylinder and a 3.0 liter inline six. Besides that, Toyota will also provide their own powerplants as well.

Alongside the Supra concept, expect two new luxury sedans for the Japanese market at the Tokyo Motor Show. And let us not forget the concept for the future generation of the Crown as well as the Century, which is the latest evolution of the company’s flagship sedan. If you have never heard of the Century, it is a Japan-only model that has been around since the 1960s, and this will only be the third generation of the said nameplate.

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