Monday, March 23, 2009

2010 Hybrid MR2

Toyota's iconic MR2 sports car is set for a comeback. The difference this time, is that it's said to be a hybrid coupe, as opposed to the previous roadster incarnation.

According to Toyota, the new coupe will be a rear-wheel driven performance hybrid specially developed from the Prius' powertrain. Claims of 0 - 100km/h dash of around 7 seconds has also been mentioned. To make it even more enticing, the price point set for the car when it is eventually released in the UK will be around £20000.

With around 10 new family-orientated hybrid models set for launch by Toyota over the next year, the sporty MR2 will be a welcome addition for the Japanese brand in 2010.

Via: Auto Express