Back in December, we reported that Toyota was considering two more sports cars to go along with its hugely successful GT 86 (Scion FR-S), and now we can confirm that the Japanese automaker will be creating a successor to the Supra as quickly as it can.
Chief engineer of the 86, Tetsuya Tada, recently confirmed that the GT 86 is the first of three new sports car models coming from Toyota. Unfortunately though, we may be waiting at least five years before we see either of them in production form. The good news is, the higher end model which is the successor of the Toyota Supra will be coming first.
When speaking in Germany at the recent launch of the Toyota 86 Experience, Tada confirmed that president Akio Toyoda has requested him to “make a successor to the Supra as soon as possible.” The Japanese automaker also acknowledged that creating sports cars is very important to the company’s strategy.
As for the lower-end model, Tada left the door open to speculation saying that a successor to the MR2/MR-S could be coming in the form of a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car or perhaps even a convertible.
[Source: Asia One]