In a bold move, Toyota is to introduce a new version of its CSL V sports car.
The CSL Sport sedan will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show and will get a new turbocharging petrol engine that it hopes will help boost the car’s power and performance.
The CSL Sports car, unveiled in 2016, is based on the current Toyota C-HR, and will see a new 6.2-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine powering the new CSL SUV.
The engine will be similar to that found in the CSL GT-R, and the C-SL SUV will also get a 6.4-litres twin-supercharged V8 engine.
The two-door CSL sports car is expected to arrive in 2019 and will be priced between ¥1.65 million and ¥2.2 million ($US1,400 and $US1.6 million), according to the Japanese publication Auto Express.
The turbocharged CSL car will be powered by the latest Toyota V6 petrol engine, which Toyota says will produce about 50 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque.
Toyota says it will be available with a manual gearbox and will feature a front axle mounted suspension system that Toyota claims will improve the CELV performance.
The new engine will come with a six-speed automatic transmission, and Toyota says the CRL-V will be capable of “up to 600 kilometers (about 250 miles) on a single charge”.
The CRL Sport will be the second generation of the CCL SUV and the first CSL, which was launched in 2010.
The first CCL Sport was unveiled at the 2014 Tokyo Motor Shows, and was powered by a twin-sourced 2.0-litro four-cylinder engine.
It debuted in 2015 and was followed by a successor, the CL Sport.
Toyota also revealed a new CCL Hybrid SUV at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Exhibits and introduced the CLC Concept at the 2016 Tokyo MotorExpo.
The first prototype of the new SUV was unveiled in October 2016.