The all-new A90 Supra has officially arrived in Southeast Asia.
It made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Today, the fifth-generation Toyota Supra has made its way at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show.
Taking design cues from the much revered fourth-generation A80, the all-new Supra is a mix of sharp aesthetics, long flowing lines, as well as muscular curves. The eye-catching headlights, along with the thin taillights are clearly a nod to the previous generation Supra. Then there's the cool set of alloy wheels, liftback rear with integrated spoiler, dual exhausts, and the race-car inspired nose cone which further give the A90 Supra its sportier looks.
As for the new Supra's interior, it's unlike anything Toyota has designed. Like most BMWs in production today, it has a driver-centric design where almost everything is directed towards the driver. It gets a semi-digital instrument panel, a nice three-spoke steering wheel, a floating infotainment display with center console-mounted controls, and an array of piano black and metal accents.
Under the hood, the fifth-gen Supra is powered by BMW-sourced turbocharged engines. First up is the most powerful engine of them all, a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six that belts out 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque. It can go from 0 – 100 km/h in as little as 4.3 seconds and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
If that's too much, there's the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. Depending on the model, it's available in two states of tune; 258 PS with 400 Nm of torque, and 197 PS with 320 Nm of torque. Like the inline-six variant, it too is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that drives the rear wheels.
With the arrival of the Supra in The Land of Smiles, does this mean other ASEAN markets like the Philippines will get their hands on one? While the company has yet to state whether it will be offered elsewhere, its launch in Thailand could mean that Toyota is gauging market interest in order to see if it will garner enough buyers.
But given that the Supra is such a revered name, perhaps it's only a matter of time before Toyota's latest sports coupe will be sold in other Southeast Asian countries.