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2020 Toyota Supra: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - November 02, 2018
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The 2020 Toyota Supra has been the worst-kept secret in the automotive world. It’s been in the works since 2012, and rumors have swirled ever since. Toyota eventually admitted the 2020 Supra is coming, and we now know It’ll make its official debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

While Toyota has released no substantial glimpses at the production 2020 Supra, it has given us enough to paint an accurate picture. From the concept the automaker showed off, it’s clear the 2020 Toyota Supra will carry on the long nose, short trunk, and kick-up rear spoiler from its last generation.

The 2020 Toyota Supra’s dimensions remain unknown for now, but its chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, revealed its track will be wider than the Toyota 86 and its wheelbase will be shorter. This means it will likely have the same 97.2-inch wheelbase its primary donor, the all-new BMW Z4, has. Tada also announced the Supra’s body and chassis will have the same rigidity as the Lexus LFA supercar without using expensive carbon fiber.

There has been tons of speculation and rumors surrounding the 2020 Toyota Supra’s powertrain, but Tada dropped a big hint when he said, “the Supra has always had an inline six-cylinder engine, and of course we have that with the new car, too.” Because Toyota lacks an inline-six engine, and because the Supra has close ties to the new BMW Z4, this engine could be a less powerful version of the Z4’s 382-horsepower 3.0-liter engine. A hybrid Supra was tossed around before, but Tada shot that down when he said, “I think the new Supra will be the last present from Toyota to those who enjoy hearing the pleasing sound of a pure petrol engine at high revs.”

Safety features are usually scant in sports cars, but the jury is still out on the Toyota Supra. Given Toyota’s recent focus on advanced safety features, we could see more baby sitters than usual, like adaptive cruise and automatic emergency braking, in the 2020 Supra.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2020 Toyota Supra’s on-sale date is still unconfirmed, but we know it’ll debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, which opens to the press on January 14.

Pricing is also unconfirmed, but we expect the 2020 Toyota Supra’s prices to start well above the Toyota 86. Stay tuned for updates on pricing.

The 2020 Toyota Supra will compete with all today’s sports cars and sports coupes, including the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Nissan 370Z.

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