Bits and pieces
Contrasting the Supra’s flowing, organic exterior design, the driver-focused interior design has a linear, almost Lexus-like look and feel with satin metal details and carbon-fiber elements. There are two trim levels, base 3.0 and 3.0 Premium, though no badging will indicate this. (Note: Toyota is mum about future variants, but its 3.0 naming convention would appear to indicate there could be a “2.0” turbo-four version in the future, as there will be with the BMW Z4.)
The Supra 3.0 Premium trim sports a prominent 8.8-inch high-res touchscreen display atop the dash pad. (Standard models get a 6.5-inch screen.) An arrow-straight bright line bisects the leather dash pad from the molded rubber face and connects the HVAC vents. Below that are the volume knob (huzzah!) and eight preset buttons that can be programed to control a number of systems, including audio, navigation, and car status (thanks, BMW user-interface designers). In the same plane but to the driver’s left are push-button lighting controls. All of the major climate controls are presented in a compact, intuitive module—which might look familiar—including dual-zone and automatic controls as standard.
The instrument panel features a second 8.8-inch high-contrast, high-res color screen that projects its meters in a 3-D-like fashion. Its central-meter design emphasizes the tachometer and shift indicator for manual paddle-shift operation. The small-diameter steering wheel with shift paddles provides for thumb operation of cruise control, voice control, phone, and audio systems. The sport seats are well bolstered with deep thigh and torso support. They’re heated, and you get leather with Premium trim, faux suede on the base car. Behind the seats, there’s a side-to-side pass-through to the cargo area under the rear hatch.
A stubby center-console shifter (bonus points for pull-for-upshift manual orientation, like a proper race car) is flanked by controls for driving mode, parking sensors, traction/stability control, engine auto stop/start, electric parking brake with auto-hold, and a Safety Systems button. Both grades come with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, road sign assist, and automatic high-beams (which can be custom set). The iDrive-derived infotainment system with USB and Bluetooth connections is standard, but navigation and Apple CarPlay are Premium only. For now, there is no Android Auto.
The Supra’s initial paint color palette is red, white, black, blue, yellow, silver, dark gray, and matte gray, and there will be 1,500 numbered (Premium) Launch Edition Supras in red, white, and black. They will be distinguished by red mirror caps and matte black wheels; white or black cars will have red leather seats, center console, partially wrapped steering wheel, and other unique interior accents, including the number plaque. The red Launch Edition will have black seats.
|2020 Toyota Supra|
|LAYOUT||Front-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe/hatch|
|ENGINE||3.0L/335-hp/365-lb-ft turbocharged DOHC 24-valve I-6|
|CURB WEIGHT||3,397 lb (mfr est)|
|TRACK WIDTH F/R||62.8/62.6 in|
|L x W x H||172.5 x 73.0 x 50.9 in|
|0-60 MPH||4.1 sec (mfr est)|
|EPA ECON||21/31/25 mpg (MT est)|
|ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY/HWY||160/109 kW-hrs/100 miles (est)|
|CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB||0.79 lb/mile (est)|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Mid-2019|
Keep reading to get the full story on the 2020 Supra:
- Supra Returns! The Inside Story on the 2020 Toyota Supra’s Comeback
- 2020 Toyota Supra Design: From FT-1 Concept to Production
- 2020 Toyota Supra Performance: Horsepower, Suspension, and TRD
- Behind the Wheel: 2020 Toyota Supra vs. 2020 BMW Z4
- Toyota Supra History: Looking Back at Toyota’s Sports Car
- 2020 Toyota Supra Prototype Review: The Legendary Nameplate Returns