Earlier this month I saw the new BMW Z4 on the road for the first time, and today I saw my second. But I’m yet to see my first new Toyota Supra, which got me wondering whether the Supra is selling as well as we expected. Especially when we look at the prices of most Supras being sold which is far above the MSRP.
It can’t be a coincidence that Jalopnik has picked up on this, too, with their writers also discussing whether the Supra is actually selling compared to its BMW brother. AutoTrader gives us an insight into this with a listed number of over 650 new 2020 Supras yet to be sold on the site, but with some priced far above $200,000, it’s no wonder they’re not selling. Yes, it may have a Supra badge, but does that warrant a six-figure value? Not at all.
I live in an area where people are lucky enough to own almost any vehicle they want – not good for a motorphile like me who would inhale dealerships if the money was available – but where I’ve seen plenty of Z4s in garages, I have yet to see even one Supra. It could be the badge that people are being repelled from. Why buy a mere Toyota when you could buy almost the same car but with a BMW badge.
And if you’re young, having grown up seeing the Supra on the TV and in games, then it’s more than likely that you still can’t afford one. So where is the target market?
I have a feeling that when dealerships realise that they’re not selling any Supras, we might see some good deals come to the table. Until then, we’ll have to watch and observe.