The same source indicates it will be out early 2019 with a manual gearbox.

A couple of weeks ago, some precious details emerged about the BMW Z4 successor / Toyota Supra reboot joint project. Now, a member of the IH8MUD forums has decided to share the juicy details he managed to obtain after speaking with a Toyota representative, who was generous to spill the beans about other future models as well. But first, let’s hear what he had to say about the hotly anticipated Supra.

Update:

The six-cylinder engine mentioned in the previous report won’t in fact be BMW’s silky smooth inline-six as the model will use a new engine developed together by the two automakers. Dave admitted the unit in question might be a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with “north of 400 hp,” but without revealing an exact horsepower figure. He did point out a manual gearbox is in the offing, despite the fact some voices are saying the Supra will be auto-only. He went on to specify a hybrid derivative might happen as well, probably later on in the model’s life cycle to serve as the range topper.

As to when Toyota will effectively launch the long-awaited new Supra, Dave said it’s slated for a release at the beginning of 2019. However, we probably won’t have to wait so long to see it considering a recent report coming from Auto Bild indicates the sporty coupe will be introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show late October this year, albeit it will likely be a concept rather than the full production model.

During the same interview, the Toyota rep revealed the company does not have any plans – at least for the time being - to resurrect the FJ Cruiser. That’s kind of a disappointment taking into account the FT-4X concept unveiled earlier this year in New York as a potential preview for a successor.

As for the 300 Series Land Cruiser, we will have to patiently wait for a few years to see it in the metal. When it will arrive, Dave hinted it will be powered by a new engine, possibly turbocharged.  Meanwhile, the current 200 Series won’t get a diesel in the United States as the 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine ticks all the right boxes in Toyota’s opinion. In addition, installing a diesel engine that would meet U.S. emissions regulations would require investing millions of dollars and it’s simply not worth the effort.

Don’t hold your breath for a rugged TRD Pro version of the Land Cruiser, be it the current model or the next generation, which by the way will continue to have a body-on-frame architecture.

When asked about the prospects of a shorter wheelbase vehicle with 4x4 capabilities to go after the Jeep Wrangler, Dave said Toyota won’t be going down that road since it doesn’t have a solid business case to back it up.

Considering the info comes straight from a Toyota representative, this is more than just water cooler gossip.

Source: IH8MUD

Gallery: Toyota Supra Headlight Spy Photos