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Honda is really scaring the pants off of Toyota executives with their new 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid and their ambitious target of selling 400,000 hybrids by 2012. However, Toyota is not about to give up any time soon. It was recently reported that Toyota is working on a cheaper hybrid that it will aim at the new Honda Insight.

The folks at AutoExpress are now reporting that Toyota is also hard at work on the comeback of the MR2. The UK publication reports that the MR2 will return as a performance-hybrid that will rival Honda’s upcoming CR-Z hybrid coupe.

The Toyota MR2 will leave behind its roadster heritage for a compact coupe with a rear-wheel-drive chassis. It will feature a paddle-shift gearbox and a Toyota Prius powertrain with design slightly influenced by the FT-HS concept.

Toyota’s executive vice president Masatami Takimoto told AutoExpress that the company is working on a small hybrid sports car based on the MR2 that will carry a Prius hybrid set-up with “greater responsiveness.”

Speculation has it that the car could do 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds while returning 60 mpg (50 mpg in U.S. terms). Stay tuned for more details.


 

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hard to believe toyota would put out a car with aggressive looks like that. i'm sure they'll tack on that horrible snout that's on everyone of their models sans trucks/suvs/cuvs.
 

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Seriously?

What the hell is a Honda Cr-Z? Are they trying to compete with a car the doesn't' exist yet?
1st off, remember all that this is just a rendering, not sure how indicative it will look of the final product.

The CR-Z is the compact dedicated hybrid sports car Honda has been working on these past few years.
 

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it looks nice, but 0-60 in 7.0 for a rwd sports coupe does not sound appealing..lol that's barely faster than my tsx
 

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^^^ eh but you get 50 mpg hhehehee looks sick nice find.
 

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That is quite sexy, a pity it probably won't look nearly as aggressive in the production model.
 

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I thought that illustration picture were out long time ago, they said it's Supra + Hybrid last year.
 

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It gotta have the mid-engine layout otherwise its no MR2, but instead a next gen Celica!:thumbsdow:
 
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