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Toyota: Supra "not just about sales"

Toyota Australia says that the upcoming Supra sports car’s role is far more significant than just sales, rather helping further raise brand perception and lead the way for a potential range of sportier variants across the brand’s other models...

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2019 Toyota Supra interior spied
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2019 Toyota Supra interior spied

The interior of the upcoming Toyota Supra has been spied during testing on the Nurburgring. Earlier prototypes had interiors where almost every uncovered element was lifted from the BMW parts bin, including the transmission shifter, iDrive controller, switches, steering wheel, and infotainment screen...


2019 BMW Z4 to be revealed ahead of Paris motor show - report
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2019 BMW Z4 to be revealed ahead of Paris motor show - report

The new-generation 2019 BMW Z4 looks set to be revealed later this year, just before a public debut at the Paris motor show in October – according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News Europe cites a "person familiar with the situation", claiming the next-gen German sports car will be revealed at a standalone event prior to the Paris event...


2019 Toyota Supra: The inside story
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2019 Toyota Supra: The inside story

There are lots of questions around the whys and wherefores of developing any new car, let alone an icon like the Toyota Supra. Why did it take so long? Why was it co-developed with BMW? Why Toyota has chosen now as the time to bring the name back? We sat down with Tetsuya Tada, the man behind the Supra and Toyota 86, to get some answers...


Toyota Supra hybrid on the cards
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Toyota Supra hybrid on the cards

Toyota is still studying powertrain options for the upcoming Supra, with a hybrid and more ‘evolved’ internal-combustion engine well and truly on the cards. The Supra, co-developed with the new BMW Z4, will almost certainly make use of BMW powertrain and transmission technology when it launches mid- to late-next year, but may come with specific Toyota powertrains in future...


Supra to ‘make Toyota exciting again’
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Supra to ‘make Toyota exciting again’

The new Supra is set to ‘make Toyota exciting again’, and the brand is keen to market its highly-desirable new performance car locally as a showcase for its sporty revival. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show today, vice-president for sales and marketing at Toyota Australia, Sean Hanley, said the Supra hasn’t been completely confirmed for our market, but the strength of its badge cannot be underestimated – and that the local arm will be doing all it can to bring the car here...


2019 Toyota Supra confirmed with Gazoo concept
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2019 Toyota Supra confirmed with Gazoo concept

After years of spy pictures, concepts and teasers, Toyota has confirmed the return of the Supra nameplate with the unveiling of its new racing concept at the Geneva motor show. The new, fifth-generation Supra revives the legendary after a 16-year hiatus, marking another move from Toyota into the world of sports cars...


Poll: Toyota is onto a winner with 2019 Supra styling
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Poll: Toyota is onto a winner with 2019 Supra styling

Toyota has nailed the looks of its upcoming Supra sports car, if the results of our latest poll are to be believed. It hasn't been officially unveiled yet, but the rear-drive tie-up with BMW was leaked by a Japanese magazine last week. Granted, they could just be commissioned renders, but the styling and technical details provided are remarkably faithful to the cavalcade of teasers, concepts and spy shots previewing the production sports car...


2019 Toyota Supra spied
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2019 Toyota Supra spied

The upcoming Toyota Supra has been spied wearing less camouflage this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. Compared to previous spy images, we get a clearer look at the LED headlights – which feature indicators spanning the entire bottom edge of the lenses – different alloy wheels, and a prominent lip on the lower front bumper...


Toyota Supra race car confirmed for Geneva
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Toyota Supra race car confirmed for Geneva

The Toyota Supra will be previewed at the Geneva motor show next month, in the form of a "modern racing concept". Partially shown in a single shadowy image, the company says the car will "signal Toyota's commitment to bring back to the market its most iconic sports car"...


2019 BMW Z4 spied with less camouflage next to Toyota Supra
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2019 BMW Z4 spied with less camouflage next to Toyota Supra

The third-generation BMW Z4 has been spied alongside its platform mate, the long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra. Compared to the last prototype, spied on the Nurburgring in May 2017, this latest car wears significantly less camouflage. Gone are most of the coverings around the head- and tail-lights, the disguise around the grille and lower air intakes, and the false body panels along the car's flanks...


Toyota reveals 735kW GR Super Sports hypercar concept
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Toyota reveals 735kW GR Super Sports hypercar concept

If there were ever a car that embodies Toyota boss Akio Toyoda's passion for sports cars, this is surely it. Say hello to the GR Super Sports Concept, a powerhouse hypercar developed by Toyota's motorsport arm Gazoo Racing (hence the 'GR' in its name). Looking every bit the Le Mans 24 Hour entrant, the GR Super Sport is driven by a 2...


Toyota Supra won't be shown in Detroit - report
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Toyota Supra won't be shown in Detroit - report

Toyota says the Supra isn't ready to go yet, meaning the hotly-anticipated sports-car collaboration with BMW won't be on show in Detroit. Rumours suggested the 2018 Detroit motor show could be where the Japanese manufacturer would finally unveil a production-ready version of the FT-1 concept, initially shown in 2014...


2019 Toyota Supra spied with production tail-lights
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2019 Toyota Supra spied with production tail-lights

The new Toyota Supra has been spied again, this time at the Nurburgring in Germany. This latest prototype has been fitted with what look to be production-ready tail lights. The new units use LEDs to create a unique signature, as is becoming increasingly common. Elsewhere, this latest prototype doesn't look overly different to the car spied back in August...


2019 BMW Z4 won't drive anything like the Toyota Supra, BMW boss says
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2019 BMW Z4 won't drive anything like the Toyota Supra, BMW boss says

As BMW ramps up co-development of the next-generation BMW Z4 with Toyota, BMW's local boss wants to assure purists that the final Z4 product won't be anything like its Japanese counterpart. Speaking to CarAdvice at the recent 1 and 2 Series LCI launch, BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Werner said the new Z4 will still be "an ultimate driving machine"...


2019 Toyota Supra to get manual option, turbo V6 - report
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2019 Toyota Supra to get manual option, turbo V6 - report

The upcoming Toyota sports car, believed to revive the iconic 'Supra' nameplate, is expected to get a manual transmission and turbocharged V6 engine option when it goes on sale around 2019 - according to the latest rumours. As far as rumours go, this one could be a little thin..


2019 Toyota Supra spied with production headlights
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2019 Toyota Supra spied with production headlights

The long-awaited Toyota Supra has been spied once more, this time revealing the production vehicle's headlamp setup. Aside from the new LED headlights, this latest prototype is wearing the same amount of camouflage as the vehicle spotted doing cold weather testing in March...


New Toyota Supra spied again - UPDATE
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New Toyota Supra spied again - UPDATE

Update - More images of the rumoured Toyota Supra have been snapped this week. See bottom of article for details The upcoming sports car from Toyota, rumoured to revive the iconic Supra nameplate, has been spied again this week during cold-weather testing in Europe...


2018 BMW Z5 spied top down alongside Toyota Supra coupe
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2018 BMW Z5 spied top down alongside Toyota Supra coupe

The BMW Z5 and the Toyota Supra have been spied together going through cold weather testing in northern Europe. Despite the fact that it was -14 degrees Celcius, the BMW's test driver decided to take the new convertible out for a spin with its top down. While both cars have been spied several times already, this is the first time that they've been photographed together...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...