NEW TOYOTA SUPRA WILL BE SOLD IN NZ
The internet has been overloaded with rumours surrounding the latest incarnation of the ever-popular Toyota Supra, and it hasn’t been helped by the automaker’s scarce release of details — drip feeding small facts and clues about how it may look; what will power it; and, most important, whether it will be manual. The latter question has been put to rest after Toyota engineer Tetsuya Tada confirmed that it will make use of an automatic transmission.
The details aside, the exciting news for us locally is that Toyota New Zealand has confirmed that the Supra will be available here. “Without question the Supra is an iconic Japanese sports car,” says Neeraj Lala, Toyota New Zealand’s general manager of product and new vehicle sales. “This was one of the most loved sports or street cars on the road, and I can’t wait to reintroduce this to the roads of New Zealand. The production car is closely aligned to the original concept, so the design and styling is going to be exceptional.
“I’d start saving now … we’ve already had customers offer to pay deposits to secure the first cars — such is the hype already surrounding Supra.”
Can all the cashed-up enthusiasts please buy a bunch so the rest of us have something to haggle over in 10 years’ time?