Scheduled for late 2013, the MR2 replacement will have a hybrid powertrain based on a 1.5-litre petrol engine. It is the pet project of Hiromu Naruse, Toyota’s chief test driver, who runs the GRMN offshoot (Gazoo Racing — Meister of Nürburgring)
When I lose to some conventional person let me know.
People don't understand b/c they don't own and/or experience.
I have to agree here. I recently drove the RX400h (CPO) and was pleased with the off the line power and the 26-28 mpg on the highway doesnt hurt either. Hopefully in the future we see more and more hybrids hit the market. I think the decrease in the gas prices as the economy fell axed some production plans for some manufacturers
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Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda"wants to see the next Supra tested in the near future." But the reality of his company's current circumstances means it's unlikely to happen.
During a discussion with U.S. journalists on Friday in Japan, Toyoda was asked about the possibility of building a car like a Supra that would appeal to enthusiasts. As such a huge company, Toyoda said, "even if one president says that we want to have a Supra again, the whole company is not going to be responding to that request."
Toyoda explained that he did much of his development as a driver behind the wheel of a Supra and has fond memories of flinging that model around the Nürburgring. Speaking through an interpreter, Toyoda told the group that "would like to create a car that is better than the Supra, and just for your information, I am not against this idea."
However, this discussion came against the backdrop of a week where Toyota officials acknowledged that the company had grown too quickly in the past decade and would need slow down and re-prioritize. Between ensuring that upcoming models are trouble free, meeting new fuel and emissions requirement and delivering the FT-86 by 2013, a new Supra is likely to remain just a dream for the foreseeable future.
^ Is it that my reading comprehension sucks, or is it that they can't report well?
Its a couple of things. One you are correct. Two GS69 is a Honda apologist who comes here to post negative Toyota news anyway possible here and on Honda sites while posting nothing good like the LFA being produced etc.
It's naruse-san's projects that will be the next gen supra, mr2, celica, ft, etc. I see it like this; The FT-86 we know is definite. Also, basing the Supra off the FT-HS isn't impossible and have seen stories from numerous other sites like atuocar saying this is true. The MRS hybrid was a project of Naruse, and was included in those stories. A celica based off the FT-86 wouldn't be out of the question either. Also with Toyota looking to get back into WRC next year I expect they will use that experience AGAIN to make a celica.
So the FT-86 is their 20-25K RWD Genesis Fighter/Drifter.
The MRS will be their sub FT-86 rwd car, light weight MX5 fighter
Celica will be based off FT-86 if released possibly WRC car
Supra will be based off FT-HS/FT-86 higher priced $40K+ chassis maybe shared with new Lexus SC
Also worth note is that there is to be an IS coupe for the next gen. So I think all these cars are going to be out in the next 3-5 years.