Rumormill: Toyota planning a hybrid MR2 sequel as a Honda CR-Z competitor
According to Auto Express, it's a distinct possibility. The new hybrid spotscar would revive the MR2 name that last died in 2007. Like its predecessor, the new car would feature rear-wheel drive and two seats. Ostensibly a competitor for the upcoming Honda CR-Z hybrid hatchback, the new car could go a long way towards reestablishing the Japanese automaker in the minds of younger consumers.
If it indeed makes production, expect to see a sub-7-second run to 60 mph and fuel economy in the 50s (60s across the pond). Carbon emissions would be below the critical 100 g/km threshold, making it an attractive option for Europeans.
[Source: Auto Express]
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