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Toyota patent drawings hint at new coupe

by Justin King

The company has not yet revealed the final model in its "three brothers" sports car strategy.

A mystery Toyota coupe has surfaced in patent design images submitted in Japan.

The company has promised to pursue a "three brothers" sports car strategy, placing the Supra at the top of the range. The Toyota 86 has been confirmed for a second generation, while the third model remains shrouded in mystery.

Spotted by Carscoops, the patent drawings show a small coupe that has an unusual fastback profile that hints at a mid-engine configuration. The layout meshes with rumors of a revived MR2, though its apparent design language doesn't follow the Supra's more aggressive styling.

The Japanese automaker is expected to seek a development partner to help share costs for such a project, in the same spirit as the BMW collaboration that led to the Supra.

The third brother is unlikely to arrive until the early 2020s.

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