Toyota’s new-generation Supra hit local showrooms late last year powered by a 250kW/500Nm 3.0-litre straight-six engine, but now the brand is rolling out a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder version for the European market.
Pumping out 190kW of power and 400Nm of torque to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission means the base Supra will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds – just 0.9s slower than its six-cylinder sibling.
With the same styling, the 2.0-litre Supra could be a good buy for those wanting a budget sports car, but the sad new is that Toyota Australian is not considering the four-cylinder for the local market.
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Toyota Australia spokesperson said demand for the six-cylinder Supra is keeping the brand busy enough for now.
Though they would not completely rule out bringing the 2.0 litre to Australia, rumours of the second-generation 86 sporting a 194kW/376Nm 2.4-litre turbo-petrol engine could cut into the base Supra’s appeal.
For reference, the Supra kicks off from $84,900 before on-road costs in Australia.
Toyota is touting that “the smaller size and reduced weight of the new engine bring specific dynamic benefits” to the 2.0-litre Supra, which weights 100kg less than the six-cylinder and distributes its weight 50:50 front to rear.
Equipment bundled in the 2.0-litre Supra includes 18-inch wheels, four-speaker sound system, 8.8-inch instrumentation display and Alcantara sports seats, as well as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist and traffic sign recognition.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineJanuary 16, 2020 9:03 am