Toyota Preparing to Show Supra, Corolla and S-FR at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota will bring not one, not two, but three exciting sports cars to the Tokyo Motor Show later this year…
The Tokyo Motor Show is Japan’s signature auto salon and, despite being just over 10 months away, it promises to be a defining event for Toyota and its loyal fans.
That’s because the highly-anticipated and long-awaited Supra successor is rumoured to be showcasing Toyota’s line-up for the event, according to Japan’s Best Car magazine.
The rear-wheel drive coupe, which has been developed in collaboration with BMW, is expected to be launched with the same new twin-turbo V6 engine that powers the recently revealed Lexus LS 500. There’s even a possibility that it could feature the same V6 hybrid powertrain found in the Lexus LC 500h.
Toyota is also expected to preview a high-powered hot hatch at the Tokyo show in the form of a GTI Corolla, which will be based on the new 12th-generation of the car due out later this year. It will utilise Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) – which underpins both the Prius and 2018 Camry – and pack a 250-horsepower 2.0-litre turbo four engine, as well as specially tuned suspension in an effort to go up against the Volkswagen GTI.
Finishing off Toyota’s three sports car line-up will be a production-previewing the S-FR II Coupe concept, which will follow on from the original S-FR of 2015. It will highlight Toyota’s aspirations to tackle the low end of the sports car market, especially as its entry price is expected to be low enough to rival light hatches.
The S-FR set to be unveiled by Toyota is expected to feature a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder or turbocharged 1.2-litre four-cylinder mated with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic driving the rear wheels.
Expect to hear more about Toyota’s Tokyo line-up as the October show edges closer…