The new 2017 Toyota Supra is to be introduced into the market sometime next year. Produced in joint collaboration between Toyota and BMW this vehicle will ride on a new platform, which will then be used in successive models. Perhaps, the same platform may also be used by BMW on its new Z4. The Supra is being released after the Toyota FT-1 concept car, which was introduced earlier. Though the carmaker has not announced when it plans to introduce the new 2017 Toyota Supra into the market, we think that it will not be launched before the year 2017.
2017 Toyota Supra Exterior and Interior Design
The new 2017 Toyota Supra will certainly have much in common with the FT-1 sport car. That means that it will look very sporty and will have a streamlined body. However, the carmaker may make some other changes to the exteriors to make it look even more attractive than it already is. One of the changes that the carmaker will make to the new Supra is that it is going to construct the body out of lightweight materials like carbon fiber. This will not only reduce the curb weight of the vehicle but also improve performance and fuel economy. In many ways the new Supra will have a body that is pretty similar and perhaps even derived from the i8 from BMW.
The earlier Supra model was designed to be a compact car. It however lacked the air intakes that the present model has. The air intakes themselves help to make the new Supra look truly awesome. There is also a nice long hood that is slightly curved and which is designed to meet the demands of the advanced technologies.
On the inside the 2017 Toyota Supra is no less impressive. There is enough room within the cabin for driver and passenger. However, do not expect the cabin to be very spacious as the best way to describe the space within the cabin is that it is quite modest. In spite of this, the interiors look and feel very nice and expensive. The dashboard is made of the best material and the seats are very comfortable and the best part is that the interiors are also very quiet.
2017 Toyota Supra Engine Specs
The Supra will however have a different engine than that of the BMW, which uses a turbo 2.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that can variously produce 190, 245 and 270 horsepower. A 6-cylinder engine will power the Supra though the carmaker may even think about introducing a hybrid engine. Depending on which engine is offered by the carmaker, it will be mated to a different transmission. For example, the 6-cylinder engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission though if you opt for the hybrid version then the engine will probably be mated to either an 8-speed or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Toyota Supra Release Date and Price
The earliest that we will see the Supra in dealerships is in the end of 2016 or early in 2017. Once the car is introduced into the market it will probably enjoy good sales. The 2017 Toyota Supra will have a price tag, which is similar to the price of the Toyota FT-1. However, the Supra is expected to cost more than its competitor the Chevrolet Corvette, whose price is about 54, 995 dollars.