Toyota’s TMG Performance Sub-Brand Shelved

Toyota’s TMG Performance Sub-Brand Shelved

Don’t expect a performance sub brand from Toyota or Lexus anytime soon.

According to a recent report, the plan to make Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) into a performance sub brand like AMG has been shelved for the time being. In speaking to the Australian media, business operations director Rob Leupen said, “I don’t think you will find in the next four or five years a TMG car in any dealership.”

SEE ALSO: Toyota Considering Performance Sub Brand: Report

Leupen expanded saying that TMG is providing ongoing vehicle development assistance to Toyota across a wide range of areas, not just performance. Unfortunately, he also took the time to confirm that the TMG Sports 650, which is based on the Lexus LS, will not head to production.

GALLERY: TMG Sports 650


[Source: Motoring]

Discuss this story at our Toyota forum