The Supra, one of Toyota’s most storied nameplates, has returned after a long 17 years in hibernation. And since Toyota Motor Philippines has already held the sports car’s official introduction, fans can now get their hands on an A90 of their own provided they have the dough and patience to wait in line.
So, is it worth the hype? We won’t know until we get our butts behind the wheel of one. For now, let’s take a look at all the information that’s been made available after its highly awaited launch. Here’s everything you need to know about the Philippine-spec Toyota Supra.
There’s been a constant back-and-forth online as to how well the A90’s appearance jives with that of its ancestors. Expectations leading up to the all-new Supra’s reveal were immense, and understandably, not everyone felt the new design lived up to them.
Of course, seeing photos online and coming across the vehicle in the metal are two entirely different things. And we have to say, no matter what side of the fence you sit on, chances are you won’t be able to help but admire the car once you see it up close.
Up front, there are three things you’ll notice first: That minimal front grille, the massive air intakes that flank it, and the pair of sleek, swept-back six-lens LED headlights with daytime running lights. The roof features a double-bubble design that reduces drag, and the rear end flaunts a trapezoidal bumper with dual exhaust pipes. The A90 also runs on stylish 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with Michelin tires.
This vehicle sits low, running on a 115mm ground clearance, and carries a look that simply exudes sportiness. Fans of previous generations will also be glad to know several design cues—such as the headlights and the shoulders—were inspired by previous generations of the Supra, most notably the A80.
The all-new Toyota Supra can be had in any of the following colors: Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow, Deep Blue Metallic, White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Gray Metallic, Black Metallic, and Matte Storm Gray.
There’s no avoiding this: The A90’s interior looks largely similar to that of its German-made twin, the all-new BMW Z4. That said, there still are a few key differences.
There are hints of the Z4 in the dashboard, but for the most part, the design looks relatively new. The Supra has a two-part dash separated by some trim and the A/C vents, and the 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system carries more of a floating appearance compared to that of the Z4. The door panels and the center console (aside from the layout and the cupholders) both look undeniably parallel to those found in the Supra’s German counterpart, though.
Attractive carbon trim is scattered throughout the interior, and the sports seats feature lumbar support and some fine alcantara upholstery. There’s a decent amount of storage options, with two bottle holders, a glove compartment, and seatback and door pockets.
On the driver’s side, the seating position is low, and the three-spoke leather steering wheel features convenience controls and telescopic adjustment. There’s also a heads-up display as well as an 8.8-inch information screen in place of traditional gauges. Overall, the cabin’s energetic look reflects that of the exterior, and it’s a very nice place to sit in.
Engine and specs
The Philippine-spec A90 Supra will come with only one engine: a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged unit capable of 335hp at 5,000-6,000rpm and 500Nm of torque at 1,600-4,500rpm. This will come mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the vehicle features Sport Mode and paddle shifters for added engagement.
Stopping duties are handled by four-piston ventilated disc brakes up front and single-piston ventilated discs out back. The Supra also runs on a double-joint-type MacPherson strut and multilink suspension setup.
Sadly, Toyota Motor Philippines has given no indication it intends to bring in a more affordable Supra with a 2.0-liter inline-four. You can read more about that here.
Sound is coursed through a premium 12-speaker JBL sound setup managed by an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while seats feature eight-way power adjustment with memory. As mentioned earlier, there’s a heads-up display and an 8.8-inch digital instrument cluster instead of traditional gauges, too.
Headlights and wipers are automatic, and the steering wheel features audio, phone, and cruise-control buttons. Push-start ignition and an electronic parking brake also come as standard. For safety, the Supra is equipped with driver, knee, passenger, side, and curtain shield airbags.
Prices and variants
The all-new Toyota Supra is available in only one variant, with prices depending on what color you choose. Here’s the complete pricelist:
2019 Toyota Supra
- Toyota Supra (Prominence Red) – P4,990,000
- Toyota Supra (Lightning Yellow, Deep Blue Metallic, White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Gray Metallic, Black Metallic) – P5,050,000
- Toyota Supra (Matte Storm Gray) – P5,090,000
So, are you satisfied with what Toyota has done to its legendary Supra?