Even though popularity for the Toyota Supra had started to waver towards the end, it was still a sad day when the final car was produced back in 1999, after a two-decade run. With heard from fans of the model how much they would like to see the Japanese auto manufacturer bring back the model, and in a funny twist, it could very well happen.
Takeshi Uchiyamada, the next Chairman for Toyota has said their next sports car should be similar to the Supra, although he did say he would like it to actually be the Supra. He did say that it is not for him to decide, but that’s what he would like to see happen.
This could be a good move by Uchiyamada if he does get his way, because there’s nothing like bringing some faithful customers back by reviving a much-loved model. Okay, we know the Supra did not do too well towards the end, but we know how well other cheaper sports cars have done in a very tough market.
The Supra was considered a cheap supercar, because it offered great performance at a fraction of the price. We have to wonder if there is still a market for a vehicle like the Supra, although the Nissan GTR has to be proof enough?
If an all-new Toyota Supra is the next sports car from Toyota, then this could be a joint release with BMW, as we already know they plan to work in collaboration with Toyota on a mid-sized sports car.
With Uchiyamada taking over from Naoto Fuse as Chairman tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how long it will be before he pursues his dream of bringing back the classic Toyota Supra? It will certainly be interesting to see what such a design would look like, and what sort of technology Toyota and BMW could come up with.
Thanks to Automotive News.