There is denying that the plate is full for Toyota as in coming weeks they will introduce new Supra to the world. Nonetheless, we cannot deny the fact that 86 has aged a bit. Beside all the hoopla surrounding Toyota Supra and other models there is rumor going around that they might bring back MR2 nameplate from death. Toyota MR2 will have modern powertrain and thus, we could expect hybrid or fully electric. However, conventional internal combustion engine is also not out of the equation.
Just like its predecessor, Toyota MR2 might come with rear mid-engine layout. MR2 could eventually turn out to offer unforgettable driving experience regardless of the powertrain. Nevertheless, one this certain that powertrain will be developed in-house. Unlike Toyota’s previous project where they collaborated with other automakers such as with BMW for Supra and Subaru for 86. It is quite mandatory as the MR2 must have Toyota’s DNA. At this point of time, Toyota MR2 has not moved further discussion phase. But, if MR2 eventually do get approval for production, it might arrive before 2025.
With respect to aesthetics, we have no idea how Toyota MR2 will look. But rendered images of MR2 are developed by an artist Esa Mustonen that showcases its stunning exterior design. It has got Alfa Romeo 4C feel and design cues inspired from current Supra. There is a little chance of Alfa Romeo inspiration, but there is certainly scope for current Supra. For now, just check out rendered images of the MR2 and tell us what you think about it.