2020 Toyota Celica is might be not available as soon as we expect. There are many reasons for that. According to the official information, Celica might not be Celica in the future. It could have a different name. The more important, however, is that Celica could be a mutant that includes three other cars in it – Supra, GT86, and MR2.
All four are well-known sporty cars, famous to sporty design and great performances in the past. So, how we could call the new combination of those cars by the old name?
- The model will be a combination of the three the most popular sporty cars.
- There should be a strong engine under the hood.
- The manufacturer said that sporty cars are “too expensive” for the factory.
- There is no information about the cabin design, either.
Making a combination of the sporty cars, Toyota will surely have a hard job to combine four different designs in 2020 Toyota Celica. We expect that it will go further to the old design of the Celica with details taken from the other three sporty cars.
According to the combinations that manufacturer planned to make, the cabin in 2020 Toyota Celica could be a very interesting place. We expect a combination of the sportiness and aggressiveness, with the touch of the elegance.
As the manufacturer was not much talkative about the 2020 Toyota Celica, it is surely not easy to predict the engine that this car could get. There are speculations that Celica could adopt the Toyota S-FR concept with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 128 horsepower of strength and 109 pound-feet of torque. If that is too slow and weak for the sporty car, we could expect Toyota-Mazda Miata’s 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
Almost the same the manufacturer used for Toyota Corolla, at least one version of it. However, there are other ones who claim that Celica will not use anything less than 300 horsepower strong engine with 300 pound-feet of torque. It is the engine planned for Toyota Supra in the past. Engine, whatever it is, should be matched with eight-speed automatic transmission, like other models in Toyota.
2020 Toyota Celica Release Date and Price
As you may see, there are a lot of problems when the 2020 Toyota Celica design and name is about. Will Celica unify popular sporty cars in the future? Do not forget what Masayuki Kai, the Assistant Chief Engineer on the Supra project, said to Road & Track – “Sports car are becoming more and more expensive to develop, so a single company cannot afford to invest in all the tooling for parts and components, because the volume of sports car is quite small.”
Maybe those words hide the truth about the compilation of sporty cars made in Toyota in the past 20 years – the price. When it comes to the price of the Celica, nobody can even predict it. Toyota announced that they could make special editions, for much higher prices, including those with an eight-speed manual transmission. Whatever it be, we will wait for the new model thrilled and restless.