The Toyota Celica is the Japanese sports car which first debuted back in 70ies. It has been revised for seven generations and after that, the carmaker has decided to discontinue it in 2005. From this model, the manufacturer has started the production of the Toyota Supra with which it shared similar hatchback styling but it has been longer from the Celica model in order to receive the larger 6-cylinder powertrain. It appeared in 1978 and eventually it has also been discontinued in 1998. However, with the comeback of the Supra model, we believe that the Japanese automaker might do the same with the Celica model. So, if the latest reports appear to be true, we have some great news for all the Toyota’s enthusiasts and we are talking about the new and improved 2019 Toyota Celica.
So, based on the rumors, the new Celica should now arrive as the front-wheel drive sports coupe. And it could ride on the Toyota’s New Global Architecture. It is the same platform which underpins the current Camry, C-HR, and Prius models. However, we all wonder what engine could now be fitted under its hood, but it should definitively be a stronger one. As well, the new Celica could get the similar powertrain found in the 86 and the newest Supra models.
The engine and performance 2019 Toyota Celica
The newest 2019 Toyota Celica could feature the same engine which should be placed in the upcoming Toyota Supra. It is the new V-6 powertrain which also powers the 2018 Lexus LS. It also features two turbochargers and it is able to develop up to 400 horses and 300 pound-feet. As for the transmission, the Celica could be fitted with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. However, this information still needs to be confirmed and we will have to wait for the Company’s official announcements to find out more.
External appearance and interior design
First of all, the new 2019 Toyota Celica will ride on the new platform called the Toyota New Global Architecture. Furthermore, this time, it is expected to arrive with a reduced weight which will directly affect better aerodynamics, fuel consumption and general performance of the vehicle.
As for the exterior design, we assume that it is going to be completely revised with the new, more modern and more attractive appearance. The new look of the Toyota Celica will be achieved with a redesign of both front and rear fascias. So, the changes on the front will include a new design of the grille, restyled headlamps, and sportier bumper. On the rear, there will be revised taillights and the new bumper too.
The cabin of the 2019 Toyota Celica will also feature more luxurious and more modern look. We can expect more quality materials, cozier seats and advanced infotainment features. The safety equipment will be also upgraded.
Release date and price
The carmaker still hasn’t confirmed the exact date of the new 2019 Toyota Celica. Speaking of the price, there isn’t any information so far.