Is Toyota Working on a Mid-Engine, Mixed-Brand Love Child?

The thought of a mid-engine, rear-drive sports car that costs about $25,000 makes us salivate. Of course, such an anomaly would also be difficult to fathom in the current market. However, there have been some reports that Toyota is working with Daihatsu and Suzuki to create such a budget-minded dream sports car. Although we have to see it to believe it, here’s what we know so far.

The mid-engine Toyota GR could be based on the Yaris platform

2023 Toyota GR Corolla
2023 Toyota GR Corolla | Toyota

To get one thing straight, the details of this mid-engine Toyota are all speculation for now. However, people at The Drive recently reported that the proposed sports car will be based on Toyota’s GA-B platform. This is the same platform that has been used on the GR Yaris. But instead of the fire-fighting turbocharged four-cylinder engine, this new sports car will be powered by Suzuki’s 998cc turbo three-cylinder engine.