2023 Toyota MR2 Rumors – Toyota decided to continue developing a replacement for its legendary Toyota MR2 sports car. A rumor from the Japanese website Spyder7 claims that Toyota is preparing to revive the MR2. Motor1 found a report on the Japanese website Spyder7 saying that Toyota was looking for partners from Porsche or Lotus to build the new MR2.
2023 Toyota MR2 Rumors
Japans Best Car magazine reports that Toyota plans to launch a hybrid sports car in the near future as a direct competitor to the new Honda CR-Z coupe. Created to give you an idea of what to expect, Toyota wants to build a successor to the MR2.
This revived sports car will take on the style of the Toyota Alessandro Volta concept shown here, which debuted in 2004 as a hybrid supercar offering.Aesthetically, Spyder7 claims that the resurrected MR2 resembles the Toyota Alessandro Volta concept (gallery above).
The next mid-engined sports car to replace the MR2 will be inspired by the Toyota Alessandro Volta Concept, a concept model from the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. It will appear in the coming years, along with a Tacoma-sized electric pickup truck and an electric SUV that remembers the former FJ Cruiser.
A Toyota sports car was also shown, which looks like a modern interpretation of the MR2. The MR2 was Japan’s first mid-engined sports car, and this design approach is the perfect recipe that Toyota leaned on to make a car that drivers enjoy.
When asked about the name of the Japanese roadster, most people think of the Miata/MX-5, but we think the MR2 (including the latest generation, also known as the MR-S) might be the best car.
We may disagree on the same page when it comes to badges, but on one thing we can agree that this is one of the best sports cars Toyota has ever made. The Toyota MR2 may not be the most famous Japanese sports car of all time, but it’s an affordable classic for driving enthusiasts.
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The Toyota MR2 is also a more exciting vehicle, especially in turbocharged and supercharged variants. In addition to styling and handling updates on the second generation MR2, Toyota also delivered some amazing engines around the same time.
But if you’re looking for a fun first-generation MR2, the most desirable engine is the supercharged 4A-GZE transmission that Toyota delivered for the 1988 model year.
While appealing, we find it odd that Toyota is bringing these cars back nearly two years after their debut. The latest concept appears to be a bit bigger than anything seen on a production Toyota so far, and features more aggressive styling.
We already know Toyota’s entire lineup comes with the GR Sported, and even the Prius has a masculine look and sporty suspension.
However, the introduction of the new MR2 won’t be a one-off, as the re-introduction of the Toyota Celica moniker is also noteworthy. The supra will stand at the top of the hierarchy; underneath it will be possibly the new MR2 as well as the new Celica. If and when that happens, the new MR2 will likely be the product of a partnership with another automaker.
There’s no getting around it, Toyota will team up with someone on the MR2.If we compare Toyota to a brand like Mitsubishi (which has made it clear they won’t be bringing back performance cars like the 3000GT or Evo), it seems more likely that Toyota can be persuaded to produce a new generation of MR2s.
Overall, the case for bringing back the MR2 seems as weak as ever, so when Toyota finally got close to electrification, we may have already seen the latest mid-engined sports car model available.
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As is the case with all popular cars, there are rumors from time to time that Toyota might consider resurrecting the MR2 badge, but as far as we can tell, nothing is formal/set in stone so far.
It has been reported for years that Toyota wants to add a third sports car model to its portfolio, along with the GR Supra and the new GR 86. Toyota has been looking to complete the Three Brothers sports car line with a new model for years. model between 86 and Supra, and almost counted Celica.
Completing the sporty triumvirate of three Supra brothers, the Celica (now GT86) and the MR2 was something that Toyota engineers have been happy to acknowledge in recent years. Akio even has a name for this triumvirate, which he calls the “Three Brothers”: Toyota Supra, Celica coupe and MR2. Toyota also has the GR Yaris in other markets, and a Corolla-based hot hatch could also be coming.
It says that Toyota plans to introduce the car in fall or winter 2025. Now, Japanese automotive website Spyder7 believes that the iconic Toyota MR2 name will be revived, with this new model launched against the next generation Nissan Z sports car.
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Shown alongside 14 other Toyota and Lexus concepts when company president Akio Toyoda unveiled 15 of the 30 new electric vehicles brands expect by 2030, the unnamed coupe is similar in size to the Toyota MR2 sports car that retired in 2007.
A presentation this week where plans were announced to launch 30 electric vehicles between the Toyota and Lexus brands by 2030. Toyota executives touted the return of the MR2 license plate back in 2018, part of the brand’s “three brothers” strategy to see the Toyota 86 and Supra be accompanied by a third dedicated performance vehicle.
And that comes from Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, who told Evo in 2019 that the move would mirror the 1990s MR2, Celica and Supra lineup.
In 2019, Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada told Evo magazine that Toyota’s strategy would be similar to the Celica, Supra, MR2 line of the early 1990s. There was some speculation that the automaker might drop it from the lineup rather than make it a hybrid by Toyota’s 2025 deadline.