Toyota Supra Concept expected to be launched at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on January 31, 2017

With car shows happening around the world, the Tokyo Motor Show seems to have been left out in the past few years. For us, it would take one spectacular game changer (like the launch of the new generation Toyota Supra for example) to bring it back to the limelight.

We know how Toyota has been very busy developing its new generation Supra for more than two years. Actually, the coupe was already seen being tested recently which signals the fact that something is bound to happen real soon.

It was earlier reported that the new Supra will be introduced as a concept along with the latest generation of the Nissan Z sports car. The news almost confirms that the new generation Toyota Supra will definitely come our way this October at the Tokyo Motor Show. Well, let’s see about that in the next few months.

Unlike the normal GT86 model, the new Supra is said to be have more aggressive styling cues as inspired by the 2014 FT-1 Concept. However, the type of powertrain it will be equipped with still remains a mystery. According to speculations, there will be various engine options within the lineup including a 2.5 litre hybrid, a 340hp 3.0 litre V6 turbocharger and a 255hp 2.0- litre inline four turbocharged-engine sports car.

Developed together with BMW Motors, the Toyota Supra’s twin brother, the Z5 roadster, is already scheduled to make its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. It will be equipped with BMW’s current line of 6 cylinder and four cylinder turbocharged engines along with a wide array of carbon fiber components that’s also used by the BMW i8 and i3 models.

Aside from the new Supra, Toyota is planning to launch a couple more concepts in Japan’s upcoming Tokyo Auto Show. There will be a 250hp, 2.0 litre engine Toyota Corolla GTI as well as a smaller version of the GT86 which is the Toyota S-FR II.

Sadly, it would take a little more time for us to see the production version of a Toyota Supra (since the Japanese automaker only plans on showing first a concept). But as with most concepts, we can somehow see the final outcome and that means it will almost resemble what we have in mind and what we can see right there. The Tokyo Motor Show is happening this 27th of October until 5th of November. In the meantime, let’s stay tuned for more updates and more spy shots to come along within the next several weeks or so.

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