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autoviva2017-01-30 12:43:32

New Toyota Supra to be launched by Gazoo in 2018

The 2018 Toyota Supra will be the halo model of road performance arm Gazoo

 
 
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The FT-1 will inspire the new Toyota Supra

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is preparing the launch of a new Supra in 2018. The new hybrid sports car will be launched by Gazoo, the Japanese brand's road performance arm. The new SupraSupraToyota SupraJapan, 1979 > 20024 series
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will be based on the FT-1 concpetFT-1Toyota FT-1Japan, 2014 > 201411 photos
unveiled last year at NAIAS 

Supra successor underway

 
According to Koei Saga, the boss of Gazoo Racing, revealed to Autocar at the Monte Carlo Rally that building the new Supra is a dream of his. Although Saga hasn't confirmed that Gazoo will produce the halo model, he revealed that Gazoo's road car team was already working with the new racing hybrid powertrain technology.
 
Early talks about the Toyota Supra suggest the model will be launched by Gazoo, but there is still no confirmation of whether it will be called Gazoo Supra or Toyota Supra Gazoo.
 

Gazoo making more use of hybrid technology

 
Saga's words also indicate that Gazoo is focusing more and more on hybrid powertrains. Gazoo's boss refered that this technology is gaining more importance in the division business core, indicating the World Endurance Championship LMP1 racer and the Japanese Super GT 300 class hybrid-V8 Prius as examples of it.

 

Yaris is the first Gazoo model coming to Europe

 
At this year's Geneva Motor Show Gazoo will be officially unveil a hot version of the Toyota Yaris. Only available as a 3-door versio, the model will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an output above 210hp. In the future other models will also be launched by Gazoo in Europe.
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