Pretty much all car lovers were excited after the new 2019 Toyota Supra was confirmed. That was definitely a reaction that we have expected, since the last Supra came out from the factory in 2002.
After model more than 15 years of waiting, expectations are extremely high. How seriously the Japanese manufacturer takes the new model is clear if we consider the fact that this project is a joint venture of two giants, Toyota and BMW. These two companies work together on a new platform and various other new design solutions. While Toyota is going to use new architecture for the 2019 Supra, Bavarian carmaker will use it for the new generation of the famous Z4 roadster.
Latest reports suggest that the new Supra will come under Gazoo performance brand, which is Toyota’s department for performance and racing cars.
2019 Toyota Supra will come under Gazoo brand
According to latest reports, the long-awaited sports car will come under Gazoo brand. This is a Toyota’s department that primarily manages company’s motorsport activity. Also, they recently started on hi-performance versions of Toyota’s road models. So far, we have seen a hot-hatch version of the famous Yaris, which came as Toyota Yaris GRMN. However, there are plans for other hi-performance versions of the company’s existing vehicles and the new Supra is about to be a flagship model. However, it still remains unclear does the new model is going to come under the moniker of Gazoo Supra or Toyota Supra Gazoo.
2019 Toyota Supra design
According to the company’s management, the new 2019 Toyota Supra will be a true sports car. We can just hope it will be a decent successor of the iconic A80. The new generation will be in a close relationship with the upcoming BMW X4. These two companies work together on two new models that will share the same architecture. However, they will be much different in many ways. While the famous Bavarian car will come as a classic roadster, the new 2019 Toyota Supra will be a true hardtop grand tourer, just it was in case with the previous generation.
We are about to see some familiar base design characteristics, such as a rear-wheel drive, six-cylinder engine etc. The new model has been spotted on testing. Although under a heavy camouflage, we can clearly see that the new model will closely resemble those famous curves from the previous generation.
2019 Toyota Supra engines
So far, we heard many stories about the powertrain for the 2019 Toyota Supra. At the moment, it looks pretty likely that the new sports car will come with a hybrid powertrain. This is something that we could expect from a manufacturer that pioneered hybrid technology. Besides electrified version, there is a big chance to see two gasoline engines from BMW. These two engines should be shared with the new X4.
There is an option of a famous six-cylinder unit and a smaller four-cylinder as well. This first one is good for about 330 horses, while the smaller inline-four is good for about 245 horsepower. When it comes to the transmission, automatic gearbox is for sure, but we hope that the manual will be on the offer as well.
2019 Toyota Supra release date
It is still early to speculate about some more precise launch date. Latest reports suggest that the new model will have the premiere next year. On the other side, a final production model should come and hit the market somewhere in 2019. Speculations about the price are pointless at the moment.