If you’re a fan of affordable sports cars, then you’ve probably loved both the old Toyota Supra and Toyota Celica, as well as the new Scion FR-S in Orlando. All of them offer a sports car performance and appearance without breaking the bank, and we know many of our Orlando Toyota customers were disappointed to see the Supra and the Celica leave the lineup. However, we’ve got good news – a new sports car is most definitely headed our way!
Will the next new Toyota in Orlando be a super-slick sports car?
It was announced back in 2011 that Toyota and BMW were going to join forces to work on research; their endeavors would deal not only with lightweight materials, hydrogen fuel cell technology and new batteries, but also a new joint-effort sports car. We just got word that the planned one-year study has been completed, and a prototype is in the works! Here are some of the rumors currently surrounding this new Toyota in Orlando:
- A concept of this impressive new Toyota will be released at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, which is slated to take place next month.
- It may be the successor to the popular Toyota Supra, which would undoubtedly please quite a few sports car enthusiasts!
- Some in the automotive industry feel that this new Toyota in Orlando will resemble the FT-HS concept sports car, which was a hybrid concept released back in 2007. It’s pretty stylish, so we certainly hope this rumor has a little truth behind it!
- This new Toyota was almost a Lexus – making it the successor to the much-loved Lexus SC convertible was up in the air for a while, but we think that rumor has been put to bed and a Toyota concept will be released instead.
- Toyota and BMW will be working on a joint platform, but will each release their own version of the sports car (kind of like Scion and Subaru did with the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ).
Which new Toyota or new Scion in Orlando will it resemble?
The official announcement hit the airwaves last week and came straight from Herbert Diess, who’s the chief of development over at BMW. He announced that the study was now completed and the research could finally be put into motion, and we can’t wait to see what comes out of it! Here are some of the suggestions we would have offered:
- Make it like the Toyota 2000GT – this iconic sports car was the basis of many later Toyota sports cars, and it’s been deemed one of the coolest cars around. (Bond drove it – do you need much more than that?)
- You could also have it resemble the Toyota Celica – we STILL get Orlando Toyota customers who wish it would be brought back into production after its 20+ year reign.
Which new Toyota would you want this new Toyota sports car to resemble? Let us know and come see all of our sporty new options today – visit Toyota of Orlando at 3575 Vineland Road, or give us a ring at (888) 725-3520! We’ll see you soon!
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