Toyota and Suzuki Collaborating on New Lightweight Sports Car

By Autogos Team

Toyota and Suzuki are reportedly developing a new lightweight sports car, potentially a successor to the Toyota MR2, with Daihatsu also involved.

The Rumors

The rumored powertrain is a mid-mounted 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, producing 120 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque.

Powertrain and Weight

There is no official confirmation on the new MR2, and it is unclear if Toyota would sell it in America.

Release Date Uncertain

Reports suggest that the new MR2 could be priced between $16,000 and $20,000, potentially making it difficult for Toyota to find success in the market.

Potential Pricing

It is unclear what platform the car would be built on, but its overall length is said to be 165.3 inches with a 100-inch wheelbase, matching the GR86's measurements.

Production Platform

Suzuki is developing the engine, while Toyota is adapting the suspension from the current-generation Yaris for use on the new sports car.

Engine and Suspension

The new MR2 is expected to be extremely light, with a reported weight of 2204 pounds, making it lighter than the Mazda Miata and Toyota GR86.

Lightweight Sports Car

The potential new Toyota MR2 is expected to have a mid-mounted 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, which is being developed by Suzuki.

Rumored Partnership

The car is rumored to have an overall length of 165.3 inches with a 100-inch wheelbase, which matches the GR86's measurements.

Potential Pricing