2020 Toyota Supra – First Look at Detroit Auto Show 2019

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The 2019 Detroit Auto Show is packed with new cars, but the 2020 Toyota Supra is what everyone has been waiting for. The sports car is one of Toyota’s most iconic models, thanks to a star-making turn in The Fast and the Furious. It hasn’t been sold in the United States since 1998, and went out of production globally in 2002. Ever since, car enthusiasts have eagerly awaited the Supra’s resurrection. Now the wait is finally over.

The fifth-generation 2020 Supra — code-named A90 — has looks that will put even 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, which appeared in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.

It may be a reservoir for Toyota’s performance heritage, but under the skin, 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: A 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six powering the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission (Toyota did not mention the availability of a manual).

But while the Z4 M40i boasts a claimed 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, the Supra is rated at 335 hp and 365 lb-ft. That’s still enough for zero to 60 mph in a brisk 4.1 seconds according to Toyota. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. An electronically controlled rear differential metes out power to the rear wheels, and Toyota claims a 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, which should have a positive effect on handling.

Toyota and BMW jointly developed the Supra/Z4 platform, but each automaker tuned and tweaked its version separately. For example, Toyota claims to have reinforced the rear structure based on feedback from its Gazoo Racing division. While some automakers offer a dizzying array of adjustable settings, Toyota will also keep things simple with two driving modes: Normal and sport.

The Supra will offer some convenience features, including an available 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay (but not Android Auto), 12-speaker JBL audio system, and wireless phone charging. A host of driver aids will be available as well, including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

The 2020 Toyota Supra goes on sale in the U.S. this summer with two main trim levels — 3.0 and 3.0 Premium — as well as a special Launch Edition based on the 3.0 Premium. Pricing will be announced closer to the car’s launch. Hopefully, Supra fans will find the A90 to be worth the wait.

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31 thoughts on “2020 Toyota Supra – First Look at Detroit Auto Show 2019

  • January 15, 2019 at 05:31
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    No manual? Tell me it’s a dual
    Clutch at least

  • January 15, 2019 at 05:58
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    55,000 US DOLLARS? LOL FOR A FUCKING TOYOTA? AT LEAST MAKE IT GOOD LOOKING SO ITS FUGLY DESIGN IS TOLERABLE.

  • January 15, 2019 at 06:11
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    It looks like shit compared to the concept 👎🏾👊🏽

  • January 15, 2019 at 08:39
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    2019 Supra is DOA. No sub 4 seconds 0-60mph time, no targa top/sunroof, no stickshift fun, no Toyota reliability, no flat bottom steering wheel, no lineage also because Supra was 4 seats not 2 seats.
    Ugly stuck on iPad as the center console sticks out like a wart.
    Stupid cupholder is in the center console blocking one's elbow so who's bright idea was that?
    Wireless Apple Carplay is HORRIBLE in the BMW because it's laggy between the picture and the mouth.
    No, Toyota fked up with the new Supra. Toyota has so many engines in its lineup to choose from, it could have used the Lexus RCF's engine.
    Toyota is fucking it up again by making the Supra anemic compared to the competition, just like it did with the FRS/86/BRZ.
    I want to like the new Supra but I am just so disappointed that in 5 years at the same price of $55k, Toyota FAILED to make a 2019 Supra better than a Corvette that has been out since 2014.

  • January 15, 2019 at 09:51
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    Sorry, for that money I'm not driving a fucking automatic. It's a SPORTS CAR not a luxury car with a hint of aggressiveness. Toyota's market must be all those beta males or something. I'll keep my STI and MR2 for now. Once Toyota wants to start making sports cars again I'll consider throwing down $. If you didn't realize we tend to automate things that are boring that we want to forget about. It's a god damn street car I don't care if the automatic is 13 nanoseconds faster.

  • January 15, 2019 at 10:12
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    its ugly as hell, the 90s supra was soo nicely designed, it still looks good today. The new one has too many bubbles and weird lines

  • January 15, 2019 at 11:09
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    3400lbs. In a car that's smaller than a BRZ/GT86. With no back seats. Where as a BRZ/GT86 weighs 700lbs less than this and has back seats. WTF?

    Also fake vents galore. Pure BMW infotainment, iDrive controller, electronic handbrake (why?), BMW drivetrain, BMW sounds, BMW steering wheel and their electronic steering feel, BMW shifter, BMW sport buttons, BMW parking sensor, BMW electronic LSD, BMW active suspension, BMW everything. Only thing Toyota looks like had a say on was the exterior body, suspension tuning, and gauge cluster and wheel design. At least it doesn't have fake exhaust tips…

  • January 15, 2019 at 12:18
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    It NEEDS a manual! How come the Z4 got a manual and the Supra didn't?

  • January 15, 2019 at 12:40
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    Only thing is the engine..why BMW reliable or not why why why any brand other than your own you choose a company that just built a car for you and slap Supra on it really

  • January 15, 2019 at 14:32
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    It looks like the last gen model Supra had a baby with a Miata.

  • January 15, 2019 at 14:53
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    This new Supra look like a cheap car. The old version look a lot better from the outside. After 20 years Toyota release a ugly version of Supra wtf .

  • January 15, 2019 at 16:51
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    It will suck if Toyota doesn't release a manual trans version.

  • January 15, 2019 at 19:13
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    As bad as the exterior is, the interior is worse

  • January 16, 2019 at 01:36
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    Hahaha all the fan boys that can't afford it whining away. The way I see it is that there will be a new segment of buyers who will buy a lower cost Z4 in the supra as most people already are brainwashed to buy BMW and if they knew about this they'd take the 15k savings over the Z4.

    Which is money that the fanboys of Toyota can't afford because they are looking for a stock Toyota engine car to modify from. Sorry but that was 2 decades ago for young gen x boys who can't afford a proper performance car.

  • January 16, 2019 at 05:08
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    People are butt hurt over no 2jz but if Supra made that everyone would complain how laggy it is compared to new turbo motors

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