Toyota Motor Corporation has set itself up rather nicely. What I mean by this is that Toyota has amassed an entire fleet of top-quality vehicles loaded with safety and technology features. Its future is bright.
With the skyrocketing popularity of the 2019 RAV4 (especially the RAV4 Hybrid), along with Tacoma and 2020 Corolla success stories, I see only bright things in the future for Toyota and its loyal customer base. Wait. Did I forget to also mention the 2020 Supra?
Yes, a very bright future indeed. A bright Nitro Yellow and Downshift Blue future at that. The 2020 Toyota Supra is finally here. I thought the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid would be the hottest ticket around the globe, but yet here comes Supra yelling and screaming “Hold My Beer.”
When can customers expect to see 2020 Supra at dealerships?
According to a Toyota spokesperson, Toyota Supra’s will begin hitting dealerships initially with the Launch Edition, followed closely behind by the 3.0 and 3.0 Premium Supra models.
The Launch Edition will consist of a limited supply of 1,500 units. Expect to see this hotly-desired batch shipped to dealers beginning the week of July 22nd and into August.
“The 3.0 and 3.0 Premiums will start arriving in dealerships early fall 2019, likely September.” said the representative. It is entirely possible that some shiny new 3.0 and 3.0 Premium Supra’s will sneak into dealer lots near the end of August, although this has not been confirmed.
Amounts and quantities of the latter two models to be distributed were not disclosed. However, I think it is a safe assumption to think these will be scooped by avid sports car enthusiasts extremely fast.
Dealerships are mixed on taking Supra deposits
Based on my informal polling of Toyota dealerships all over the country, some are being more proactive with order taking while others are taking a wait-and-see approach.
One dealership in South Carolina already has 8 names on their Supra waiting list. Another Colorado-based Toyota dealership has had numerous inquiries, but is currently holding off on taking customer deposits until they know how many Supra’s they will be allocated by Toyota.
On a side note, is it Supras, Supra’s, Suprases, or Suprii? I will go with Supra’s until told otherwise
What can you do to get a 2020 Supra sooner?
Since the popularity of the incoming Supra has already been well-established months ago, here are a couple tips to get your perfect one as soon as possible.
Work with a dealership that is familiar with the ordering process.
Many communities have more than one Toyota dealership within 30 miles of each other. This often provides car shoppers with the ability to work with the one who provides the best overall service. There will be dealerships that are more familiar and streamlined with the process of ordering Supra’s for customers and ensuring they get it right. Choose to work with these dealers over ones who seem less sure with their answers.
Be flexible if possible with your preferences.
To avoid longer wait times, it might be advisable to give your dealership more than one color choice to look for. Provided, of course, that you like more than one color. A customer willing to accept either a white, black or red Launch Edition Supra may have a shorter wait time than one who will only take a red one. Make the needle bigger and the haystack smaller. Less wait times.
Speaking of colors, the Launch Edition will be available in 3 color choices: Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black and Renaissance Red 2.0. You will know from a distance a particular 2020 Supra is a Launch Edition by its signature red side mirror caps.
This fall the 3.0 Supra and 3.0 Premium Supra will be offered in 8 colors: Phantom Matte Gray, Absolute Zero White, Tungsten Silver, Turbulence Gray, Renaissance Red 2.0, Nitro Yellow, Nocturnal Black and Downshift Blue. Some colors will be more readily available than others.
What will be estimated 2020 Supra prices?
Per Toyota.com, starting factory MSRP for Supra 3.0 is $49,990, while Supra 3.0 Premium will start at $53,990. The Launch Edition will start at $55,250 MSRP.
What do you think of the 2020 Toyota Supra? Do you plan on ordering one and how long are you willing to wait for one? What trim do you think you will look for? Put me down for the 3.0 Premium in Downshift Blue.
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Jeff Teague is a Toyota news reporter at Torque News. You can reach Jeff on Facebook and Instagram. Twitter @toyotajeff1 and tweet him tips for new stories. Jeff also shares Toyota news videos on his Youtube Channel at ToyotaJeff1.