Toyota has launched a new project in which the company will begin reproduction of parts for the old Supra A70 and A80. At the moment, we are talking about the release of only some spare parts so that the owners of the A70 and A80 Supra can continue to drive their cars further.
For the A70 Supra, Toyota will start producing a cardan shaft, a door handle, a fuel level sensor, a gasket and a front emblem, but for the A80 Supra, the range is much smaller: headlights, door handles and a brake booster. The Japanese brand hopes to start retailing parts this year, but warns that manufacturing delays could delay the project until 2021. The company is going to present some details at the Tokyo Motor Show.
What else is customer care, if not this? If any Supra owners are disappointed that Toyota is not going to start producing the specific part they need, they will be given the opportunity to fill out an online form in which you can write your request. Toyota will analyze all the requests received and form a list of additional spare parts.
Toyota is not the only company to launch such a heritage program in recent years. In 2017, Nissan announced that it would start playing parts for the R32, R33, and R34 generations of Skyline. Similarly, Mazda has a playback parts program for the MX-5 Miata.