2019 Detroit Auto Show Archive

  • A90 Toyota Supra confirmed for debut at 2019 Detroit Auto Show – online reservations now open in Europe

    If you want to put your patience to the ultimate test, waiting for the fifth-generation A90 Toyota Supra to be revealed in full is probably a good idea. However, it looks like the long wait will soon come to an end as the new Supra is set to finally debut in production form at the Detroit Auto Show, in January 2019.

    Ok, maybe it’s not as soon as we would have liked but considering we’ve waited for more than a decade for a new Supra, starting with the FT-HS concept (2007) followed by the FT-1 show car (2014), what’s a few more months, right?

    This bit of news comes from the members of the SupraMkV forum, who spotted a reply posted by Toyota Germany on its official Facebook page. The post in question is a video featuring a camouflaged Supra making its way around the Jarama Circuit, accompanied by a caption inviting interested parties to register their interest for unit online.

    The latter portion is related to an announcement made by Toyota during the ongoing Paris Motor Show confirming that pre-orders for the first 900 units of the Supra are now open for selected European markets (others will be revealed later on). The first 900 European customers will not only receive their cars after the summer, but also be part of the Supra 900 Club, giving them access to exclusive content, rewards and experiences in the build-up to delivery.

    Based on the information posted on Toyota UK, the Supra will come with a 3.0 litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine featuring a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection and variable valve control. The mill makes over 300 hp, which is good for 0-100 km/h time of less than five seconds.

    As per previous Supra models, the engine sits at the front, with drive going to the rear. Toyota adds that the new car will have a 50:50 weight distribution, an active, electronically-controlled limited-slip differential and Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) so it performs on bendy roads. Other details include an aluminium and steel composite chassis, low centre of gravity (lower than the 86) and a short wheelbase.

    The Detroit Auto Show, also known as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), sounds like the perfect place for the Supra to finally celebrate its global premiere. Both the FT-HS and FT-1 concepts were presented there, so the production version making its debut in 2019 would finally bring closure to the faithful many, regardless if young or old.



     
     
 

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