2020 Toyota Supra – Is It A Hit Or Miss?

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Toyota has given the 2020 Toyota Supra coupe its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show, with sales to follow starting this summer. The two-seater has personal design attributes credited to Toyota President Akio Toyoda, who tested the car on the Nurburgring. The 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six engine with a variable intake valance lift system produces 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. The Supra goes 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, topping out at an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour. It has a 50:50 weight distribution, a longer hood and eight-speed transmission and a standard active differential to distribute torque. 

The Standard adaptive variable suspension is a double-jointed spring strut front axle, and multi-link at the rear. It has variable-assist, variable-ratio electric power steering. Standard tires are the Michelin Pilot Super Sports, 255/35R19 up front and wider 275/35R19 in back running on 19-inch forged allow wheels. It features four-piston Brembo brake calipers and 13.7-inch front brake rotors. 

The Supra has two drive modes: Normal and Sport. Sport mode controls the traction and stability control, increases the throttle response, sharpens shifting, adjusts the suspension and increases exhaust noise. The new Supra is reflective of the grand touring theme not just a coupe. Some standard convenience features include keyless entry, automatic windshield wipers, dual climate control, power folding side mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors and a leather steering wheel. For safety features, the Supras will all come equipped with forward collision warning and auto emergency braking, lane departure warning with steering assist, road sign recognition and auto high beams. Available options include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and rear-end collision warning. 

The 2020 Supra dimensions are 172.5 inches long, 73 inches wide and 50.9 inches high, with a 97.2 inch wheelbase. Curb weight is 3,397 pounds. The Supra will be offered in two grades: 3.0 Standard and 3.0 Premium  options. Standard has a 6.5 inch display controlled by a rotary know. The Premium gets 8.8 inch touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging and a 12-speaker sound system from JBL.

The Supra 3.0 Standard starts at $50,920. To add navigation and a JBL system, the price will jump $2,640. The 3.0 Premium starts at $54,920. The Drive Assist Package adds $1,995 to the base pricing. The first 1,500 Supras will be Launch Edition versions, starting at $56,180. The Launch Edition version includes red mirror caps, matte black 19-inch alloy wheels, carbon-fiber accent, and a numbered carbon-fiber plaque with the image of Akio Toyoda and his signature. White and black Launch Editions with have red interior, while red will have a black interior.

2020 Toyota Supra

Written by: Andee Oehm

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