The brand Toyota highlights company’s reliability, quality and longevity of its vehicle. The Japanese maker are known and renowned for sheer epitome of finesse and reliability. So, to shake the image of brand just being reliable and no fun, Toyota introduced Supra to the world. The car may share bits with other manufacturers but deep within it inherits Toyota’s craftsmanship. At 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Toyota unveiled its worst kept secret, the 2020 Supra.
The hatchback coupe sports packs a turbocharged 3.0 litre, inline 6. The configuration has been specially adopted to cater to Supra’s loyal fan. With its twin scroll turbocharger, direct injection, and variable valve timing and lift, the turbo 6 produces 335 horsepower of power and 495 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to an 8 speed automatic with steering wheel shift paddles mounted. The power flows through a rear wheel drive system and is capable of doing 0 to 100 kph in 4.1 seconds, with top speed electronically limited to 249 kph. Toyota will also offer a turbocharged 2.0 litre , 4 cylinder engine coupled with a manual transmission which will be sourced from BMW. However, the date launch of that particular variant hasn’t been confirmed yet.
The car rides on Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, with 255/35R19s on the front axle and 275/35R19s at the rear. Company claims that the car gets a stiff structure, a very low centre of gravity, and perfect 50/50 front/rear weight balance.
The new Supra is a compact car with a wheelbase of 2469 mm. The fifth generation Supra inherits its basic shape from the fourth generation. It has lots of curves and organic lines that cumulates into scoops and intakes. But, it still inherits the classic sports car long hood look up front and short tail with a prominent spoiler at rear. A set of black double bubble roof sets the Supra apart rom its competitors.
The interior of the Supra is identical to that of any BMW’s interior. Because Supra and Z4 were combined planned project between Toyota and BMW, both car shares lot of similarities. The interior of the Supra is a minor change with badging, that’s all. The 3.0 Premium and the Launch Edition models have an 8.8 inch touchscreen while base model 3.0, comes with a 6.5 inch centre screen and the BMW iDrive rotary dial. The 3.0 model also comes with Alcantara upholstered seats with memory, Bluetooth, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The 3.0 Premium and Launch Edition models get heated leather seats, Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging, and a 12 speaker JBL audio system.
Standard safety equipment on all models includes forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, active lane control, and automatic high beams. Extended safety options consist of adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitors with rear cross traffic alerts, and rear end collision warning. The first 1500 car will be offered in Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black or Renaissance Red 2.0, each will get a red mirror caps and 19 inch forged matte black wheels.