In their perpetual game of one-upsmanship, Toyota has been rumoured to come out with a car that would rival Honda’s new CR-Z hybrid sports coupe.

While nothing yet has been confirmed by Toyota, Japan’s Best Car magazine has nevertheless taken its own spin on the matter, releasing a photo of what it says could be the Toyota MR-S – the long rumoured hybrid successor of the MR2.

We’re not exactly fluent in Nihonggo so we’ll just have to make do with an artist’s rendering of what the MR-S could potentially look like, and judging from the image, it looks like the ‘supposed’ MR-S – with those oh-so-groovy yellow green rims – has taken the reins from the CR-Z in the sportier-looking department.

Now, all of this may end up being just a rumor since Toyota already has a sports coupe that’s set to go out on the market soon in the FT-86, but then again, speculation is always fun, especially when it comes to the ‘what-you-can-do-I-can-do-better’ game Toyota and Honda have been having for quite some time.

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Source: Best Car

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6 comments:

  (428) posted on 01.17.2010

High glossy finish on the blue matte on this Toyoto MR-2, impressive but the capability of Honda to do their own version of a hybrid car may be a possible entity of sudden death on the Hybrid line of cars. But don’t forget the entity of Nissan and Mitsubishi that can upset all of them.

  (1333) posted on 12.8.2009

It’s a good thing that Toyota and Honda are on a one on one battle. We could at least expect better design from time to time. Go on, make the competition tighter.

  (14) posted on 11.29.2009

I just hope this won’t be another failure move from toyota, I hope Toyota can do it & bring us a new MR2 with a decent design!

Naterade22  (238) posted on 11.27.2009

Completely agree with Uncia.

TJKEON  (138) posted on 11.27.2009

not really, as long as they keep those damn hub mounted generators from the Prius off the MR-2’s front wheels it should be ok

Uncia  (868) posted on 11.27.2009

I couldn’t be more against hybrids - if you tune them for fuel economy they destroy performance, and if you tune the system for performance you end up with no increase in mpg and a huge increase in weight. Either go with good old gasoline power or make it 100% electric. If little Tesla can do it, Toyota certainly can.

I hope they re-release the MR2. I’d consider buying one if it’s gasoline powered and I almost certainly would buy one if it was electric.

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