Toyota's incoming chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, has revealed that he wants their jointly-developed sports car to be a mid-sized vehicle that is comparable to the Supra.

Toyota's incoming chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, has revealed that he wants their jointly-developed sports car to be a mid-sized vehicle that is comparable to the Supra.

Speaking to a business lobbying group in Japan, Uchiyamada said the model should be a high-performance sports car so it doesn't overlap with the GT 86 because it would be "futile if we make something similar." However, Uchiyamada acknowledges "That's what I want but it's not me who makes the decision."

BMW and Toyota announced plans to co-develop a sports car back in January, but the companies haven't agreed on which type of model to build. Uchiyamada is leading the negotiations for Toyota, so he'll likely have some sway if BMW is willing to go along with what he is proposing.

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