Yes, it’s true but weÕ’e going to have to wait a while longer for the next Supra to make its debut, The Sleuth surmises. The car, which is expected to look similar to the FT-1 concept model that dates back to 2014, will share platforms (but not powertrains) with the upcoming BMW Z5 roadster that’s due out in 2018. The Supra (still the most likely name) coupe will also roll off the assembly line at about the same time. Both cars will be built in Austria by Canada-based Magna Steyr. That company currently assembles the Mini Countryman and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class tall wagon. Total combined production of 60,000 Supras and Z5s is anticipated.


The Toyota FT-1 concept will make it to production in some form (as the Supra, The Sleuth thinks), but it will also be a shared platform with BMW. (PHOTO: TOYOTA)

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