Since its last production in 2006, car aficionados everywhere have long held on to rumours about Toyota bringing back the much loved 2017 Toyota Celica. The sports car is somewhat of a classic, having won numerous awards from its introduction in 1970. Over the years, it received multiple Import Car of the Year titles and in 2001, was even awarded the honour of being the best sports coupe according to US Consumer Reports.
It appears 2017 might be the year these rumours finally amount to something, as there is renewed buzz about the potential release of the 2017 Toyota Celica.
2017 Toyota Celica – Body Styles Changes and other Options
The long awaited new Toyota Celica looks like it will likely be paying homage to Toyota models. That have come before it, such as the Toyota 86, with possible hints of the Supra as well. Of course, this new model will also definitely be launched with quite a few improvements and upgrades.
The 2017 Toyota Celica might take some inspiration in terms of the 86 design. Known for the memorable combination of its iconic long hood and its distinguishable short rear end. A dual side exhaust is also a possibility. Given Toyota’s recent focus on creating incredibly modern. And aggressive designs, there’s no doubt the highly anticipated new Celica will sport dramatic curves and sleek, aerodynamic body lines.
For its interiors, the new Celica is rumoured to have taken notes from either the GT86 or the Supra. The latter is known for its sleek and minimalist design. Hopefully, this new model will also address the previous models’ flawed interior. In particular, the dashboard that didn’t look particularly chic with all its plastic elements, as well as an incredibly space-constricted backseat.
2017 Toyota Celica – Main Power Production Unit
Although it has been a decade since the last Toyota Celica, this last generation is still revered for its killer combination of an impressive engine at a reasonable price. True to form, it would be fairly logical to predict that the 2017 Toyota Celica will sport a similar engine as its predecessor. It would mean a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder, and 140 hp engine.
If Toyota stays true to the form of its last generation from the 2000s. Then the brand new 2017 Celica will undoubtedly be a romp to rev up and drive. Thanks to its solid suspension, incredibly responsive steering, and sturdy brakes.
2017 Toyota Celica – Expected MSRP and Availability
Known throughout its long history as a fantastic entry-level sports coupe. It would be fair to assume that the new Toyota Celica will be no different. Delivering on design and performance at a price that won’t break the bank. After all, its predecessors have won “Most Wanted Sports Coupe Under $30,000” several times.
Touted to be a sleek modern masterpiece that will play tribute to old favourites. The long-awaited and highly anticipated 2017 Toyota Celica will be sure to amaze car enthusiasts from all over the world upon its launch. But given that Toyota has yet to announce an official release date. Sports car aficionados will have to wait a little longer and hope that upon its eventual launch. The Toyota Celica 2017 will have been worth all that waiting.