The reason being is that the sports car specifications are still not finalized and, more importantly, it’s simply not at production levels yet. Furthermore, its name hasn’t even been finalized. Aside from Supra, “there are other names that could be better,” Hollis said. So, like Celica? MR2? S800? What will Toyota be showcasing in Detroit instead? One strong possibility is yet another SUV crossover concept, one perhaps that specifically previews the next generation RAV4.
Toyota has been on something of an SUV urban crossover concept binge lately, debuting three in the past six months alone.Take a wild guess as to what vehicle segment is most profitable these days.
For NAIAS, Toyota likely will bring another SUV concept, and Hollis said it will be from a different family than the FT-AC it debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota has displayed three SUV concepts since March, as it reportedly is gauging the interest in each design as it plans to replace the current RAV4.
Hollis reportedly thinks there also is room in Toyota’s lineup for a crossover that would slot in between the RAV4 and Highlander, though it’s not clear if that will serve as the basis for the vehicle it will show in Detroit.