After the recent revival of the iconic Supra sports car, it looks Toyota is into reviving a complete lineup of sports cars. The 2021 Toyota MR2 is another big name to come back. The famous mid-engine compact sports car was in production for a pretty long time. The original version came more than 35 years ago, while the production finally ended in 2007. For these 23 years of production, we saw three generations of it.
First two generation was famous for its attractive coupe layout, while the most recent version featured a convertible body style. After years of hiatus, it looks like we could see this nameplate once again. As the world’s leading car brand, Toyota definitely needs more prominent lineup of sports cars. Therefore, the 2021 Toyota MR2 4th generation sounds pretty logical. Latest reports suggest it could arrive already in the next year.
2021 Toyota MR2 Design
As we already mentioned, the new 2021 Toyota MR2 could arrive already in the next year. Allegedly, Toyota and Subaru have joined their forces once again in order to design another sports car. The GT 86 and Subaru BRZ turned out to be very good machines but the new model will be more challenging. Apparently, Japanese companies are about to introduce mid-engine sports cars, probably with a hybrid powertrain and plenty of power. For this occasion, a new TNGA architecture will probably serve as a basis, but it will undergo significant modifications. First of all, count of mid-engine layout, while Subaru will probably provide its famous AWD system. In terms of size, the new model will be compact. Its position in Toyota’s lineup will be between 86 and Supra models.
2021 Toyota MR2 Styling
While some of the 2021 Toyota MR2 specs are relatively easy to guess, the styling is something we can only speculate about. First of all, it is still unclear in which body style the new model will come. We presume that the new model will stick to the original layout, so we expect a coupe layout. We should see a typical 2+2 seating configurations and latest reports suggest it won’t be just a pretty sports car, but functional as well. When it comes to the styling, we expect that the 2021 Toyota MR2 will feature the same design language that came with the new Supra. The next-generation Toyota 86 should come in the same manner.
2021 Toyota MR2 Interior
As we already mentioned, the new 2021 Toyota MR2 should be practical and functional as well. The new model will feature coupe body style and it will come in a typical 2+2 seating configuration. Latest reports suggest that the new model will be spacious enough to provide comfortable accommodation in the second row as well. Moreover, we count on a usable cargo area as well. When it comes to the cabin’s design, the new model should come with a completely new dashboard design, which will be full of quality materials and clean sporty lines. The dash should be oriented to the driver and we presume a big number of controls will remain physical. Still, count on the latest tech goodies as well.
2021 Toyota MR2 Powertrain
If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 Toyota MR2 will definitely feature a hybrid powertrain. The new sports car will come with mid-engine setup, while the battery will be positioned somewhere on the floor. We count on a compact battery pack with plenty of capacity, as the new model is expected to come with multiple electric motors. Latest reports suggest we will see a small four-cylinder naturally-aspirated gasoline engine and three electric motors. Although it is still early to talk about exact numbers, we estimate that a max output will go around 300 horsepower.
2021 Toyota MR2 Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2021 Toyota MR2 release date, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. At this point, we know that the new model is in an early stage of development and that we should see it sometime in about a year or two. As we already mentioned, the new model will be slotted in between 86 and Supra. Therefore, the base price will probably go somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.