Featured 2020 Toyota Supra production to begin 2018, by Magna Steyr, Austrian manufacturer

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    #1 May 13, 2016
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    Unexpected, but exciting news. According to a German paper (Kleine Zeitung), via Automotive News, Toyota and BMW have chosen Magna Steyr, an Austrian manufacturer, to produce their joint sports car. Toyota's Supra MKV and the BMW Z5 will begin production in 2018 and annual production of 60,000 is planned for the two models.

     
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    Never heard of Magna Steyr so looked up their wiki and this is what they produce or produced. The Rapide is probably most impressive.

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    About time we got some actual production news! This news makes this years concept update reveal even more exciting then.

    Surprised both companies are outsourcing the build though. They each have huge manufacturing abilities and should have the capacity to absorb that amount of units.
     
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    But they wouldn't have split up the manufacturing and each produce some. The cars will probably need to be made on the same plant I assume, like how Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) manufactures both the FR-S and BRZ. Maybe 60k units is too much for either company to take on by themself.
     
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    Really did not expect the Z5 and Supra to have THAT much in common much less being built by a joint third party manufacturer. Interesting choice by both and I guess that guarantees these will pretty much be bespoke platforms for each company.
     
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    Too few is more appropriate.

    Toyota manufactures about ten million cars every year.

    Using a niche subcontractor probably makes more sense for a low-volume joint venture than adding additional lines and shifts at their own plants.
     
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    Makes sense. But I worry about the quality that the Supra will have. Is Magna Steyr known to make high quality cars with good long term reliability? Big draw for most people (and me) to Toyota is the reliability of their cars which no doubt has something to do with their manufacturing quality. What happens to that reliability and quality if production is contracted out to another manufacturer. :hmm:
     
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    It will have a BMW reliability If it's built in BMW factory using BMW parts.
     
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    But it's not being built in a BMW factory, it's being built at Magna Steyr which is an independent company. That's why I'm wondering how the reliability of the Supra will be since it's not a Toyota plant.
     
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    Good question. Cars they supposedly manufacture now are the Mercedes Gwagen, Mini Countryman and the Mini Paceman, at least according to Wikipedia. Recently before that, an Aston Martin and a myriad of Chrysler, Jeep and Mercedes products... not exactly the pinnacle of quality and reliability.
     
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    Toyota stakes its name on reliability and dependability so I'd bet they've properly vetted Magna Steyr to produce the new Supra to a high level of quality. That, or they don't care about Supra reliability as much (hope not) since it'll be a low volume sports car.
     
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    Reliable is for sure a must for Toyota but the next iteration also has to live up to the Supra name and deliver us an engine as easily modded for big power as the 2JZ. Tall order for sure.
     
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    Looks like BMW has enough trust in Magna Steyr to have them help build a huge volume seller of theirs, the BMW 5 Series. According to this Magna Steyr will be responsible for building additional next generation BMW 5 Series that BMW themselves can't handle.

    http://www.autonews.com/article/201...ew-car-plants-after-getting-bmw-5-series-deal

    Magna is also considering new plants after getting this deal, so sounds like they're going big time.
     
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    With that news of 10k or less hope the supra is not overpriced.
     
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