Preparing for the 2019 Toyota Supra Redesign

September 18th, 2016 by

1998 Toyota SupraFor many years, Toyota has been living on a solid legacy of automotive excellence with an emphasis on reliability and quality. While that tradition continues to live on with gusto, it appears that Toyota is positioning itself to reenter the racing game. Hinted at with the upcoming release of the new 2017 Toyota 86, Toyota appears to be going full-force with its racing focus with the possible release of the 2019 Toyota Supra. The resurrection of this racing heritage model has a lot of Toyota enthusiasts excited. Find out what we know so far.

History of the Toyota Supra

First introduced in 1978, the Toyota Supra was a fastback coupe that was produced consistently until it went out of production in the 2002 model year. During that time, it underwent several transformations, including four different generations—the A40 from 1978 to 1981, the A60 from 1981 to 1986, the A70 from 1986 to 1993, and the A80 from 1993 to 2002. In addition to being a fund grand tourer, the Supra enjoyed large amounts of success in the wide world of motorsports, including drag racing, touring, rallying, and sports car racing.

The Return of the Supra

On February 10, 2014, Toyota sent in an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to renew the Supra trademark. This got a lot of Supra enthusiasts’ imaginations spinning, and it appears as though it wasn’t for nothing. Spy photos have been spotted of a Toyota model that looks remarkably like an full-blown 21st century rendition of the Toyota Supra. From its swooping hood to its iconic door panels and headlamps, it looks every bit the part of Toyota’s unique sports coupe. Toyota is currently joining forces with BMW to help them with the design of the BMW Z5, and it appears that they could also be working on a similarly appointed Toyota Supra model to be released around the 2019 model year. From what it looks like right now, we should expect the all-new Toyota Supra to send its power to the rear wheels.

Stay Up to Speed on the 2019 Toyota Supra

The team at Toyota of Naperville is excited about the possibility of welcoming back the Toyota Supra to the Toyota lineup. Get the latest as it comes in by staying in touch with Toyota of Naperville.