The new Toyota Supra is coming to ASEAN in 2019. UMW Toyota Motor has said that the A90 will be reaching Malaysia this year, and the sports car was previewed for Thailand in March ahead of a 2019 debut. But Indonesia is first off the mark with an official launch, which just happened at the press day of the 2019 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.
Here, the fifth-generation Supra – which is a platform-mate of the current G29 BMW Z4 – will be available with the top 3.0 litre turbocharged inline-six with 340 PS and 500 Nm from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. BMW’s B58 engine is paired to a ZF eight-speed conventional automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. 0-100 km/h is done in just 4.3 seconds.
Elsewhere in the world, two other engine choices are available. In Japan, the A90 range starts with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 197 PS and 320 Nm of torque from 1,450 to 4,200 rpm. The same engine is also available in a higher state of tune, producing 258 PS and 400 Nm from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm. These are essentially BMW engines in 20i and 30i specs, good for 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and 5.2 seconds, respectively.
While this is billed as a launch, the official price hasn’t been well, officially announced. Toyota Astra Motor says that the reborn icon’s price will be around the Rp 2 miliar (RM589,869) mark in the republic. Don’t expect the Supra to be priced much lower than this in Malaysia, where the BMW Z4 sDrive30i (258 PS/400 Nm) goes for RM457k.
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