Toyota will produce spare parts for Supra coupes of generations A70 and A80January 9, 2020
Toyota has announced that it will start producing individual parts for the Supra sports coupe of the A70 and A80 generations as part of the GR Heritage Parts Project and will sell them both domestically and abroad.
The project is an initiative to launch the production of parts that are currently inaccessible to fans of the iconic car, so that owners of the A70 and A80 generations of Supra can continue to drive their favorite cars. A list of just a few details is currently approved.
For the A70 Supra, Toyota will manufacture a cardan shaft, a door handle, a fuel level sensor, a seal and a front emblem, while for the A80 Supra, it will initially produce headlights, a door handle and a brake booster. The Japanese brand hopes to start retailing parts this year, but warns that manufacturing delays could delay the deadline by 2021.
Toyota will show some of the reproduced parts at the Tokyo Motor Show.
If any Supra owners are disappointed that Toyota will not play a specific part that they might need, the automaker has an online request form where owners can tell which parts they think should be resumed. Toyota will summarize all requests received and use this data when deciding which parts are most in demand.
Toyota is not the only company to launch such a “legacy” program in recent years. In 2017, Nissan announced that it would begin to play parts for its Skyline generation R32, R33 and R34 sports car. Similarly, Mazda has been making parts for the MX-5 Miata Roadster for some time now.
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