Toyota Chairman Says BMW Joint Venture Coupe Should be Like the Supra

From the moment we learned about the Toyota and BMW joint venture for the development of a new coupe in the summer of 2012, the first thing that crossed our minds was a Supra replacement. We weren’t the only ones to go there, as over the past year, we heard many voices supporting the same– even a BMW source told Autonews that the collaboration may result in the rebirth of the Toyota Supra.

Adding to these voices now is a high-ranking Toyota executive, and in particular, the brand’s incoming chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, who will soon replace Fujio Cho. Uchiyamada said he’d like the BMW co-developed sports car to be midsize vehicle “comparable” to the obsolete Supra, during an interview yesterday in Japan, according to Bloomberg News.

Uchiyamada, who is known within the company as the “Father of the Prius” for his work on the hybrid model, said that’s way to go in order to avoid overlapping the GT 86 (Scion FR-S), but it’s not his decision to make.

“That’s what I want but it’s not me who makes the decision,” said Uchiyamada. “It’s futile if we make something similar to the 86”, he added.

Neither Toyota nor BMW have provided any specific details about the project that will lead to the birth of two separate coupe models for the respective brands, though, we’ve heard that the Japanese company may introduce a concept car previewing the production coupe at the Tokyo Auto Show later this year.

The third and last generation of the Toyota Supra was built from 1992 through 2002.

Note: New Toyota Supra Concept is a design study made by Andreas Fougner



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