Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Want to Buy a 2020 Toyota GR Supra? Here's Everything You Need to Know (w/ Brochure)


Enough of the leaks (both from the Batangas Port and dealers) and race track cameos, the 2020 Supra is finally in Manila and if your urge still hasn’t waned, here’s everything you need to know about Toyota Motor Philippines’s new flagship sportscar.
  • The fifth-generation model aka A90 marks the first time the Supra’s been made available through official channels; in this case, through Toyota Motor Philippines.
  • Officially, its name isn’t “Supra,” but “GR Supra.” This signifies its position as part of Gazoo Racing’s GR line which is “an authentic sports model that extends the pure joy of driving to everyday life.” Other members of the GR family? The Toyota 86 (now named 86 GR in Japan) and the Vitz GR.
  • The sole Philippine variant of the GR Supra is powered by a 3.0-liter single-turbo inline-6 with twin-scroll technology. It makes a healthy 335 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque driving the rear wheels. The sole transmission option is an 8-speed automatic.
  • It has a 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution and has a wheelbase-to-tread ratio of 1.55 to 1—one of the smallest among mass production sportscars.
  • It has Adaptive Variable Suspension, Limited Slip Differential as standard equipment.
  • The design philosophy behind the all-new Supra is “Condensed Extreme” and with that, Toyota made it as low and as wide as possible.
  • It comes with 19-inch forged alloy wheels with special Michelin tires. The front measures 255/35R19 and the rears are 275/35R19. Peeking through these tasty wheels are 4-piston front ventilated and single-piston rear ventilated disc brakes.

  • There’s only one interior color option: Black, but it’s well-loaded nonetheless. The seats are covered in Alcantara and feature 8-way power adjustment with memory, lots of carbon fiber bits, and a 12-speaker JBL surround sound system.
  • For the driver, there’s an 8.8-inch TFT LCD gauge cluster, heads-up display, and an additional 8.8-inch widescreen infotainment display.
  • 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, front and rear parking sensors with reverse camera are all standard safety equipment.
  • Citing limited global supply and extremely high demand, Toyota Motor Philippines says the GR Supra is available in “limited quantities.” That said, they will not say how many they plan to sell, but they will “try their best to meet the demand.” For the record, Toyota says that the specialty car segment where the GR Supra competes in sees monthly sales of about 60-85 units per month—and they want a piece of that pie.
  • Despite having close to 70 dealers nationwide, the 2020 Supra is only available through 16 GR Performance certified dealerships. These are the only outlets authorized to sell and service the Toyota sportscar. If you want to place an order, they are: Toyota Alabang, Toyota Commonwealth, Toyota Makati, Toyota Manila Bay, Toyota Otis, Toyota Pasong Tamo, and Toyota Quezon Avenue for Metro Manila; Toyota Bacoor, Toyota Batangas, Toyota Calamba, Toyota La Union, Toyota San Fernando, and Toyota San Pablo for Luzon; Toyota Cebu and Toyota Mabolo for Visayas; and Toyota Davao for Mindanao.
  • The price for the GR Supra is dependent on the color. Prominence Red is P 4,990,000, while Lightning Yellow, Deep Blue Metallic, White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Gray Metallic, and Black Metallic are all P 5,050,000; and the Matte Storm Gray is P 5,090,000.
  • Toyota dealers will not stock the GR Supra, so interested customers will have to place an order for one. The lead time is 4 to 5 months given its assembly is all the way in the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria.
  • The warranty is the standard 3-years / 100,000 kilometers. Modifications that will alter the Supra in any “technical way” will void the warranty. Others, such as the installation of aftermarket wheels, exhaust, and the like will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis.
  • And speaking of aftermarket parts, Toyota Motor Philippines is studying to bring in TRD performance parts for the GR Supra, so that’s something.
  • You want the brochure? Check it out below.









3 comments:

  1. with all the delays that happened to this car, its less attractive now as the design looks so dated. Anyway it still holds that "Supra" badge with a BMW touch

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    1. But I do not care. I will buy a fully loaded 2020 Toyota Supra anyway.

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