Earlier this year (Jan 14 to 27, 2019 ) in the Detroit Auto show 2020 Toyota Supra was not just one of the eye catching cars on display but what everyone was waiting for. The Detroit Auto Show used to be the main auto show on the planet. After Detroit’s auto industry floundered, the show lost favor to other global shows in Geneva, LA, and Paris. This year Detroit is fighting back and trying to regain its former glory and the collection of cars on display was telling. Cars on Display included 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2020 Lexus RC F, 2020 Toyota Supra, 2020 Cadillac XT6 crossover l, Lexus LC convertible, 2020 Ford Explorer and many more.
Toyota Supra has not been sold in the United States since 1998. As for the rest of the world the last-generation model went out of production in 2002 so you see why many were waiting to see a resurrection. The company had details about its born-again sports car. It includes pricing, performance specifications, and fuel economy figures.
Style and Performance
The 2020 Supra is in the fifth generation of the line and it is code-named A90. The way it look will even put the bright orange, fourth-generation Fast and Furious movie car to shame.
The styling is cribbed from the well-received FT-1 concept, which first appeared in 2014. It’s a rare example of concept car styling making it to production mostly undiluted. Toyota claims design elements also reference the fourth-generation Supra and the 1967 2000GT sports car. It appeared in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.
As for performance , the 2020 Supra shares a platform with the 2019 BMW Z4. The Supra also gets the same powertrain as the top M40i version of the BMW: It’s a 3.0-liter, turbocharged straight-six powering the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission (Toyota did not mention the availability of a manual).
Other Features Of 2020 Toyota Supra
Toyota breaks the Supra lineup down into two trim levels named 3.0 and 3.0 Premium, respectively. The list of standard features includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity. Featuring also Alcantara upholstery, an adaptive suspension, forward collision warning, launch control, and shift paddles. 3.0 Premium models benefit from an 8.8-inch touchscreen, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay (but no Android Auto), a 12-speaker sound system, wireless phone charging, and a color head-up display. It also gets heated, leather-upholstered seats.
Price And Availability
The 2020 Toyota Supra will go on sale in the United States in the summer of 2019. Pricing starts at $49,990 for the 3.0 before a mandatory $930 destination charge enters the equation. The 3.0 Premium costs $53,990, while the Launch Edition will retail for $55,250. To add context, the BMW Z4 starts at approximately $50,000 with a four-cylinder engine under the hood, and about $65,000 with a more powerful evolution of the Supra’s straight-six. The buyer who bought the first one paid considerably more, though.
Part of this Article is cculled from DigitalTrends.