Toyota’s Next Chairman Wants a Supra-Like Sports Car

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Toyota’s Next Chairman Wants a Supra-Like Sports Car

A successor to the Toyota Supra is arguably one of the most sought after vehicles by automotive enthusiasts, and the next chairman for Toyota, Takeshi Uchiyamada, falls in that group.

Uchiyamada is scheduled to become the Japanese automaker’s next chairman at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting this week. He believes that the sports car that Toyota is co-developing with BMW should be a midsized vehicle comparable to the Supra.

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The 66-year-old said that Toyota’s next sports car shouldn’t overlap with its highly successful 86 model and that it would be “futile” if the automaker made something similar. Uchiyamada is known internally as the “father of the Prius” for his work in developing the world’s best-selling hybrid, and acknowledges that the decision for a Supra successor isn’t up to him, but the engineers.

But all signs point that Toyota will inevitably build a successor to the Supra based on recent rumors.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • MKIV the one and only

    Don´t kill the Supra name, the MKIV model is a legend . Everytime the jap try to make a new model they just destroy, Celica, MR2 the 90´s ones were much better in design and performances

    Please give aother name to the car, that is not a Supra

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