Jorge Chapa

Toyota's New Hybrid MR2 Revealed!

by , 03/24/09

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The Toyota MR2 sportscar is hitting the road, remade from its older version into a Prius-inspired hybrid vehicle. The new MR2 will draw inspiration (and technology) from the iconic Toyota Prius, with the goal of creating a mass market hybrid sportscar that is as fun to drive as it is green.


Toyota’s development of the MR2 is not to one-up the Tesla Roadster, but rather to create a car that can do a reasonable 0-60mph in seven seconds and get an incredible 60mpg. We are all familiar with Toyota’s efforts to create a mass market electric vehicle. The Prius, after all, is the best known green car on the market. So looking to capitalize on such technology while creating a sportier, much more dynamic looking vehicle has great implications for both a consumer market and the corporation’s innovation.

+ MR2 set to return? Via Auto Express News

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  1. Dancinrain21 July 31, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I have the 2001 and love it, but I think the new design is too tame looking. Gone are the air scoops, the convertable top and the sheer joy of the compact, sexy head turning beauty that I love.

  2. Sheila Grady May 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Keep me posted regarding the development and availability of the Hybrid – MR2. I have owned the 85,91 and 00. Still have the 91 stored. Looks like a wonderful automobile.

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