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Toyota Supra Could Be Launched Under Gazoo Sub-Brand



Toyota could launch the new Supra sports car under their Gazoo Racing motorsport sub-brand as the company is trying to turn Gazoo into a performance division for road cars. If this is true, the Supra will Gazoo’s halo model.


Although the boss of Gazoo Racing, Koei Saga, has not outright stated what the brand’s range topping model will be, he has mentioned to Autocar that working on a halo Supra hybrid is a “dream” of his. In fact, he has suggested that the road car team is already making use of Gazoo Racing’s hybrid powertrain technology.

Saga has previously shared his intent to increase Gazoo’s presence in road car markets outside of Japan and he emphasized the importance of hybrid powertrains. Their first production model will be a hot Yaris hatchback and it is set to debut at the upcoming Geneva motor show in March. Powering the hatchback could be a 210bhp, 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine but it’s not exactly the hybrid Saga is hoping for.

He did say more hybrid Gazoo-badged models could be on Toyota's roadmap of future products and he’ll be hard pressed to find a better model to kick off the hybrid lineup than the new Supra.

We’re expecting to see the new Supra on showroom floors in 2018, but whether it’ll be called the Gazoo Supra or Toyota Supra Gazoo is still unknown.
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This has me thinking if they will do something similar for Lexus, since even right now they're still shaping the brand with the LC as the first example of where they're heading. Maybe we'll see an LC-F Gazoo?

But it has also been said that Lexus wants to keep itself a bit farther apart from Toyota. So I could be completely wrong.
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