By now we are 100% sure that Toyota will launch the new 2019 Supra by the end of this year or Early next year, we have also seen the refreshed Toyota GT86 which make Toyota have 2 sport cars in production! but there is something missing? An entry level sport car?!
Akia Toyoda said: We would like to see 3 Sport cars from Toyota! The big brother Supra is on the way! which makes an entry Sport car is missing and possible to arrive in 2020. The new car will compete directly with the Mazda Miata and will have a front small engine with rear wheel drive.
Engine Expectation for Toyota Entry Level Sport car
We expect Toyota using the new Corolla engine which is 1.5 liters 4 cylinder but it only producing now 128 HP and since the Miata powered by 181 HP engine! we expect the new 1.5 liter to be tuned to produce more power.
Motor1.com just rendered an imaginary photo (photo below) of the comping entry level sport car, the design remind us of the concept we saw before few years called Toyota SFR (the photo above)
Toyota Corolla AE86 known to be a small sport car, but it came back as GT86 also a small car sport car until Mazda came up with the new Miata ND generation smaller and handles like a go cart which made Toyota think that the new GT86 is not small enough to be called an entry level sport car! I guess its time for Toyota to revive the original AE86, same size same recipe.