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Without BMW there would be no Supra - Toyota

Despite carrying serious brand cachet, the new BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra wouldn't exist if the brands didn't collaborate on development of their respective models. Speaking to media at the first drive of the 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer Masayuki Kai told journalists that it's a sad reality that in today's day and age, sports cars need co-development to make business sense...

Toyota Supra could become a convertible

Despite sharing a platform with the all-new BMW Z4 convertible, Toyota made no mention of a drop-top Supra, but that could all change with future model updates. Speaking to media at the global drive of the all-new 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told media that they haven't ruled out introducing a convertible version of the Supra down the line...

2019 Toyota Supra 'won't be cheap, but will be affordable'

The global launch won't happen until early 2019, and an Australian debut won't occur until the second half of 2019, but Toyota has confirmed the Supra won't be a bargain like the 86, but should still be affordable. Speaking with media at the global first drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, Vincent Dewaersegger, senior manager of product communication at Toyota Europe, was confident pricing will be appealing...

Toyota Supra: More power and more engines on the cards

The all-new Toyota Supra will be globally unveiled in early 2019, launching initially with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but the brand has confirmed there could be more on the cards. Speaking to media at the media drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told us that they're currently investigating the future of Supra's powertrain offerings...

2019 Toyota Supra to offer 'drift mode'

As part of the 2019 Supra's development, Toyota wanted to ensure it could meet the demands of its users. Those demands include powerslides and donuts... Speaking to journalists at the global first drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, Supra 'master driver' (and person with cool job title), Herwig Daenens, told media the car's stability control would make it easy to do the aforementioned powerslides and donuts...

Toyota Supra: Manual transmission on the cards for right-hand drive markets

Despite most manufacturers moving away from manual sports cars, Toyota is likely to launch a three-pedal version of the Supra to satisfy purists. Speaking to journalists at the global first drive of the 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told media a manual transmission has been developed – and it's being prepared right-hand drive markets...

2019 Toyota Supra: Australian launch confirmed, here's what we know

It’s official, folks. Toyota Australia has confirmed the fifth-generation Supra is coming to Australia in the third quarter of 2019, with a full global reveal set for early 2019 – and we have a stack of new information to share, along with first drive impressions. Read our first drive and watch our review of the 2019 Toyota Supra here...

Toyota mulling track-focused Supra - report

The reborn Supra hasn't even been officially revealed or launched yet, but Toyota is looking at creating a lightweight track version, a-la Porsche GT3 RS, according to a new report. Speaking with Top Gear, Tetsuya Tada, Toyota Gazoo Racing chief and the boss of the Supra model project, confirmed a more focused version of the new coupe is on the cards, though a final decision hasn't been made yet...

Toyota Yaris GR Sport unveiled for Europe

Toyota has revealed the Yaris GR Sport ahead of its official debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Inspired by the Yaris GRMN, the GR Sport keeps the standard European model’s hybrid powertrain, while adding several styling and suspension modifications. The GR Sport will swap the GRMN’s three-door body style for a five-door design, and its six-speed manual for a CVT automatic...

Toyota Prius recalled

Toyota has recalled the current-generation Prius, over concerns about the engine wire harness. According to the company, the harness connected to the Power Control Unit could come into contact with the connector cover and wear over time, creating the risk of an electrical short. If the issue generates enough heat, there's a risk of fire...

Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux modifications a target for QLD Police: The facts about what is and isn’t legal

With the Holden Commodore ute and Aussie-built V8s now consigned to the history books, the taller pick-up ute has become the new love of those yearning for freedom with space and load-hauling practicality. It’s no surprise then, that in Australia the sales of utilities are now approaching almost 20 per cent of the total market...