In 1998, Toyota stopped selling the beloved Toyota Supra in the U.S., much to the chagrin of car lovers everywhere. Recently, Toyota renewed their trademark for the Supra which has car lovers looking hopefully towards the Japanese company for a new model of the popular car. While, Autoblog.com admits that this type of renewal is usual, even when the car maker does not intend to use the trademark, many believe that this renewal means the car will be made again soon, especially considering other moves made by Toyota such as their reveal of the FT-1 Concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
While in production, the Supra won the Import Car of the Year award from Motor Trend magazine, made Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best car list multiple times, and won a Design and Engineering award from Popular Mechanics magazine. It’s been a part of various movies, video games, TV shows, and music videos including Grand Theft Auto, and the Fast and the Furious film series.
This popular car might also be a part of the BMW-Toyota sports car joint project announced at the end of last year.
While we can’t know for certain, we hope Toyota will give us something to cheer about in the near future. Check back with Haddad Toyota’s blog to learn more about a possible new Toyota Supra!
What do you think? Could this new FT-1 pictured below be a new Toyota Supra?