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    Toyota says it wants to build another sports car to join the upcoming fifth-generation Supra and the 86 in its lineup. A new Celica or MR2 could fit the bill, according to a Wednesday report from Road and Track. The public confirmation of Toyota's desire to build a third sports car comes after years of speculation the MR2 was gearing up for a fourth generation. The company also continues to protect the "Celica" name; most recently, it renewed its trademark filing in March 2017. Masayuki Kai, Assistant Chief Engineer on the Supra project, told R&T the Supra was the biggest name to bring...

  • 18-year-old builds electric car from 1980 Toyota Celica
    Youngster builds his own electric car from a 1980 Toyota Celica

    By any automaker's crystal ball, the future is electric. A slew of electric cars will more than likely flood the market in the next decade or so, but one 18-year-old from Texas decided to use the past as inspiration for the future. Adam Lansing received a non-working 1980 Toyota Celica from a...

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    With return of Supra, will new Toyota Celica come next?

    Toyota's renewed interest in performance and sports cars may bring yet another gift to enthusiasts: a new Toyota Celica. The Japanese automaker filed last month to protect the "Celica" name in its roster of trademarks, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The move to trademark the...

  • Jonny Milner drives WRC Toyota Celica at Goodwood, 2011
    800-HP, AWD Toyota Celica Wins Goodwood Hill Climb Overall: Video

    It might sound like David slaying Goliath, but there's a lot more than meets the eye in this WRC-prepped Toyota Celica.

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    Ugly Car Guide: Toyota Celica Sunchaser

    We know it's officially convertible season and all, but while the tagline for this particularly rank Toyota Celica says "Sunchaser," we suggest you run away instead, quickly, in the opposite direction. The Sunchaser was an aftermarket conversion of the second-generation Celica--carved out of the...

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    GRMN iQ Race Concept Headlines Toyota Stand At 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Toyota has outdone Nissan’s nine car showing at this weekend’s 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon by presenting no less than 17 modified vehicles and race cars, most of which have been developed in collaboration with motorsports engineering firm Gazoo Racing. The highlight of the automaker’s...

  • 2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept

    The revival of the Supra nameplate could go in several directions, including the FT-86.

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    Report: Toyota FT-86 Still In Progress, Due Late 2011

    Rumors of the FT-86's death may have been a bit premature.

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    2010 Chumpcar Texas Motor Speedway: Hot, Nasty Speed

    The Chumpcar World Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway and Motor Authority is there to cover the action.

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    Former Toyota Employee’s Say Recall Cover-Ups Normal

    Three Congressional Investigations and Counting Tarnish Toyota’s Reputation

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    Report: Convertible Planned For Toyota And Subaru Joint-Sports Car

    Toyota’s new sports car will debut next year and may revive the Celica nameplate.

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    Rumors Of Toyota Celica Rebirth Continue To Follow Joint Sports Coupe

    The Toyota-Subaru joint sports coupe could be sold as a Celica at Toyota.

  • Toyota-Subaru joint project code named 086A

    Fans of Toyota's sporting history have often lamented the current lineup of perfectly competent yet decidedly boring offerings, calling them 'appliances'. The days of the Supra, Celica and MR-2 may yet return, however, with new president Akio Toyoda at the helm. Speaking today at the 2009 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Conference, Toyoda said, "My hope is that I can transfer some enthusiasm from the race track to our vehicles and make driving fun for our customers around the world. "And to that point, I am happy to announce this morning that Toyota plans to build an...

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    Toyota-Subaru joint sports car may lead to Celica comeback

    Earlier this month, Toyota executive vice-president Masatami Takimoto confirmed the company was working on a small hybrid sports coupe for the European market but other than a few sparing details no solid information was revealed. This sent the rumor mill into overdrive, with speculation quickly...

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    Toyota’s MR2 may return as a hybrid sports car

    Toyota's MR2 sports car may have only bowed out of the market less than two years ago but the popular nameplate may soon see a revival, and this time around it could even be sold exclusively as a hybrid. The news comes from Toyota's executive vice-president, Masatami Takimoto, who revealed during...

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    Toyota focuses on hybrids for U.S., puts sports cars on back burner

    From the Mark I inline six-cylinder with just 110hp (82kW) to to the twin-turbo Mark IV with 320hp (239kW), Toyota's Supra remains a legend in the world of high-performance sports cars. But since 2002, the brand has made a strong move away from the image of the Supra and towards the Prius's green...

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    Toyota founder’s grandson will replace CEO by June

    Following Toyota’s shock announcement recently that the company is expecting to post a ¥150 billion ($1.7 billion) loss for the year ending March 2009, comes an official announcement that Akio Toyoda, the 52 year-old grandson of Toyota's founder Kiichiro Toyoda, will step into the role of...

  • Toyota UK reveals Aygo 'Crazy' concept
    Toyota UK reveals Aygo 'Crazy' concept

    Toyota will present a one-off sports concept based on its Aygo hatch at next month’s London Motor Show, which has been designed from the onset as a pure driver’s car. As such, the car is devoid of all electronic handling aids and has no power steering or ABS and is more akin to a...

  • Rumor: Next Celica to be made by Subaru

    Back in November Toyota’s German Chief Markus Schrick confirmed Toyota was working on several new sports cars including a replacement for the Celica, and now Japanese magazines are claiming the new model will arrive as early as next year. The new car is said to be the joint-effort of a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru and it will reportedly be offered in two different variants, a cheaper GT model and a high-performance AWD GT-Four. The two carmakers have been sharing production facilities and swapping engineers ever since Toyota bought a stake in Subaru early last year and these...

  • Toyota R&D Chief talks up new sports car
    Toyota R&D Chief talks up new sports car

    Despite record sales Toyota is still without a low priced sports car, something its other Japanese rivals are so well-known for. This year saw it retire the mid-engined MR2 two-seater, the last of a trio of sporty cars that also included the Supra, and the slightly less focused Celica. However...

  • Limited edition JDM MR-S marks the end of the MR-2
    Limited edition JDM MR-S marks the end of the MR-2

    Toyota will mark the end of its production of the MR-S (MR-2 Spyder) with a run of 1000 limited “V Edition” vehicles. The cars will go on sale from the 9th of January 2007 in Japan only, with actual production expected to end at the end of that same month. The current model MR-S was...

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