The Japanese automaker is preparing a bespoke event for sometime in September to discuss what they’re calling a “new sports car series,” meaning we can speculate more than one model in the family.
We’re pretty sure the top of the line offering in this new subrange will be the reimagined Supra – but beyond that we’ll have to consciously speculate because the carmaker suggested the event will mostly focus on its home market of Japan. There’s also an interesting detail – will these new products be sold exclusively at home or will they be global products, available elsewhere in the United States, Europe and Asia. So far we can easily fit into the new roster the FT86 sports coupe and the new Yaris GRMN, a subcompact three-door hot hatchback. The latter is a treat from the company’s WRC program and packs a supercharged 1.8-liter engine good for 205 horsepower.
Further down the line, the brand could rekindle the MR2 sports car as well, with speculation arising from interviews with Gazoo Racing chief Tetsuya Tada – perhaps with inspiration from the cool S-FR concepts from 2015 and 2016. Meanwhile, the event, which is probably going to be taking place at home and out of sync with the Frankfurt Motor Show, will hopefully include the reveal of a model – we’re keeping our hopes up for the Supra.
Via Automotive News