2022 Toyota Supra: What’s New for This Model Year?

When popular demand carries the day, every customer is happy that their voice has not only been heard but actioned as well. That is the case with cars like the Toyota Supra. Indeed, the client is king, and every entrepreneur who appreciates this listens to customers and honors their wishes by acting accordingly.

Additionally, automakers gather a lot of information before developing a new model of a particular car, including views of buyers of previous models. That goes a long way in defining what a new car model will feature and what will be eliminated. That explains why the next model an automaker release is always better, if not superior to the previous one.

The history of the Toyota Supra

A silver 2022 Toyota Supra in a wind tunnel with lights.
2022 Toyota Supra | Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc

Since its introduction in 1978, there are currently five generations of the Toyota Supra. The A40/A50 was the first generation and was based on the popular Toyota Celica. Before the car’s introduction in America as the Celica Supra, it first entered the Japanese market as the Celica XX. The vehicle had a 2.0-liter inline-six engine that offered electric fuel injection and 123 horsepower.

The car featured a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic option and was available through 1980. 1981 marked the introduction of the second generation of the Orlando Toyota Supra, referred to as the A60. The Luxury, L-Type, and the Performance, P-Type, were the two models available then, and though their mechanics were identical, they significantly differed in appearance.

In 1984, there were changes on the A60 that increased its power to 163 lbs-ft of torque and 160 hp. In 1985, the Toyota Supra was redesigned to feature a theft-deterrent system, slightly increased power, and automatic-off headlights. The A70 was Toyota Supra’s third generation and was introduced in 1986.

The model was no longer the Celica Supra but the Toyota Supra. Its features included the option of the 1987 turbocharger, a rear-wheel-drive layout, an updated 3.0-liter inline-six engine with 200 hp, a double-wishbone suspension, a 3-channel ABS, and an Acoustic Control Induction System. These are some of the major technology updates that the A70 showcased.

The A70 was available until 1992. Supposedly, Toyota Supra’s fourth generation was the final one and was introduced in 1992. The A80 model was a high-performance car that remained around through 2002. The two options available were a twin-turbocharged engine that offered 276 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque and a naturally-aspirated inline-six that delivered 220 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque.

Although the vehicle was lighter, it had more features than previous generations, and declining sales of sport coupes in North America led to Supra’s retirement in 2002. Toyota Supra’s fifth generation was introduced in 2019, which of course, came as a surprise, according to Road & Track. The sports car was based on the Z4 following a collaboration with BMW.

Today, the vehicle is available at Toyota of Orlando and comes with an automatic transmission. Additionally, a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four are the two engine options you can find of the fifth-generation Toyota Supra.

What’s new for the 2022 Toyota Supra?

It is interesting to note that the 2022 Toyota Supra has a limited run of 600 units and adds an A91-CF, carbon fiber. The car’s Apple CarPlay covers the entire screen, which is not the case on models with the premium audio system, and it also features minor equipment shuffling. There are many lines, scoops, and curves crammed into the short hatchback coupe.

Also, the 2022 Toyota Supra’s interior is simple to allow drivers to focus on the road. The vehicle’s BMW-derived infotainment system is behind the times, with the cabin built to a fine standard. The Car Connection reported you may not say the car is elegant, yet it is bold and captures attention.

An overview of the 2022 Toyota Supra


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The 2022 Toyota Supra has a BMW structure and uses BMW powertrains. The engine that powers the 2.0 Supra model are a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that makes 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The other model available is the 3.0-liter inline-six that ramps up a 382 hp output and 386 lb-ft of torque while delivering a 0 to 60 mph time under 4.0 seconds. 

It is worth mentioning that none of the two models takes too much fuel. The 3.0 Supra models have more advanced components, including an electronic limited-slip differential, 19-inch wheels, and adaptive dampers for ironing out road imperfections. According to Car and Driver, the Supra is wide, short, with a tenacious grip and wide tires no matter the model you choose. 

The 2022 Toyota Supra has only 10.2 cubic feet of cargo room, and taller drivers may want more legroom since this two-seater vehicle has little space. On the other hand, the 2022 Supra 2.0’s starting price is $44,185, while the A91-CF Edition costs up to $64,275. 18-inch alloy wheels, leather and Alcantara seats, satellite radio, keyless start, and an 8.8-inch touchscreen are the 2.0’s standard equipment.