Toyota Readying New Supra And Two Sporty Concepts For Tokyo Debut


Toyota is about to become a cool car company again.

Car and Driver, via Japanese automotive magazine Best Car, is reporting that the new Toyota Supra will make its world debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show scheduled for later this year. That’s not all. Apparently two more sporty concept models will also be shown at the show: a new entry-level purist-focused sports car and a four-door Corolla hot hatch. That’s potentially three new hot models unveiled in one fell swoop! That sounds like a bit of a stretch until you realize that the groundwork has already been laid for two of these cars.

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The first is obviously the Supra, which is a 100% sure thing. The second is the purist entry-level sports car, which Car and Driver says will be called the S-FR II concept. Does that name sound familiar? It should because at the 2015 Tokyo show Toyota showed off the S-FR concept, a spunky and tiny sports car with a ridiculous gaping grille design. Car and Driver says the S-FR, or whatever its production name turns out to be, would have a starting price of $15,000 and an outside shot of making it to the US. Said shot may be hampered by the car’s reported engine options, a 116-horsepower turbocharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine or a 130-hp naturally aspirated 1.5-liter four-cylinder. And you thought the GT86 was underpowered…

The new Supra should have no trouble in the power department, at least if the claims of it offering a 2.0-liter inline-four making 255 horsepower and a 3.0-liter V6 good for 340 horses are true. The hybrid Supra is said to drop a year later and sport a 2.5-liter gas engine. Car and Driver says the Supra shown at the show will be a concept, albeit one incredibly close to production. The wildcard of the bunch, the Corolla GTI, will enter the hot hatch fray making 250 hp from a 2.0-liter turbo-four. Despite the popularity of hot hatches we doubt this rumored model has much of a future. Then again, a hot Yaris is on the horizon so at this point anything seems to be possible.

The 2015 Tokyo Motor Show—the show runs every two years—saw the debut of the Mazda RX-Vision concept. The 2017 edition is shaping up to top its predecessor with the reveal of the Supra and perhaps one or two other sporty Toyotas. We reached out to the automaker for comment on this rumor and will update this story if there’s anything worth adding. Until then we’re going to dream of a not-so-distant future where Toyota dealer lots are filled with cars that are actually fun to drive.

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