Recently there were many talks of bringing back the 2018 Toyota Celica model. This news has been rumored for quite some time now and the model is getting a lot of acclaim and interest. People have also shown the same amount of enthusiasm with the Supra model and it appears that Toyota is going to bring back both of them. There were some Celica pictures released recently so we immediately thought it was due time for a review.
Toyota had produced its Celica model right until 2005, when the last model was made and the brand discontinued. It was not officially mentioned that the brand would be discontinued, but in the end the car ceased production and the Celica was no more.
But the emerging interest which only grew year after year was only fueling our desires to see the Celica come back again. During the years there were a lot of renderings and even a concept version, but it appears that we are finally at the brink of getting the model back again.
We are expecting for the Celica to receive a very sporty redesign which will be accompanied by some new features. The release date is expected to be dropped soon but there are still many parts that are not really clear here. We discuss all of it here.
When will the 2018 Toyota Celica Release Date be?
Many people have speculated about the release date for the 2018 Toyota Celica. There are a lot of information coming, but none of them offers us any solid evidence. Based on the current production level and on the renderings and pictures offered so far, we can hope to get the car by mid-2018. If you’re maybe interesting in even better model, you can take a look on our 2019 Toyota Celica preview.
What will the Price be?
It is too early to talk about the price of the 2018 Toyota Celica when other important parts have yet to be established. The vehicle will be produced for the 2018 model year and there are still a lot of parts which can be added and changed that might affect the pricing of the car. For now an estimated figure remains at around 30,000 dollars.
2018 Toyota Celica Exterior Concept
The exterior of the 2018 Toyota Celica will host a lot of sporty elements. It will be an update of the last model and will include a lot of new and modern features. The new Celica will have a very sporty feel and aggressive look to it. The model will be based upon the FT-86 concept, which was showcased some time ago. The look of the concept immediately embodied what a fast and good looking car should look like, so people immediately thought it would be a great idea for a model like the Celica to use it.
Now when that has become a reality we can see a very modern looking sporty car in front of us. The front end has been redesigned and there is a completely new front fascia used. The grille, the bumper and the headlights have been modified to fit the standard of some contemporary cars and the same thing goes for the rear end. There are new LEDs for the headlights and taillights also. The silhouette of the car showcases a racy and sporty looking car which will appeal to a lot of younger audiences.
2018 Toyota Celica Interior Changes
The interior of the 2018 Toyota Celica has not been speculated so much. The inside of the car will probably get a very nice looking and potentially great environment. But we do not have many pictures to support it. But we do know that the car will most likely incorporate many new comfort features. The interior will be packed with racing seats, a flat bottom steering wheel and some natural leather upholstery. The atmosphere will be further upgraded with some appropriately offered color schemes and all in all we can expect the Celica to be very nicely arranged.
There are many speculations for the engine of the 2018 Toyota Celica. This model will probably be endowed with great power and will potentially offer us a very powerful engine. For that reason the most promising offer is perhaps the new 2.0l 4-cylinder and 16-valve power unit which produces 200 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque. There is also a potentially offered 3.8 L V6 which can go even further and produce 310 hp. Both of these engines might make it and we can get the other one optionally. But the news about the transmission is that it will probably be using a 6-speed automatic sequential transmission available for both engines.
What is the 0-60 mph Acceleration?
With the potentially offered engines for the 2018 Toyota Celica, we are probably looking at very good performance rates. These will also resemble the acceleration ability and it is expected to be under 4 seconds needed to reach 60 mph with a potential top speed of 160 mph.
Fuel Economy Specs
There are no specific predictions for the fuel economy of the 2018 Toyota Celica model. But we do not see it as potentially fuel efficient. In fact, this model will probably have below than average fuel specs. The mentioned engines that come into the mix are not known as being useful ones when it comes to saving on fuel, so we expect it to be somewhere around 27 mpg city drive and 30 mpg highway. The model will probably get the EPA ratings once they decide which engine is going to be the base one and they will also come with the results soon after that.
The 2018 Toyota Celica will change the dimensions compared to the last version. But since it was so long ago, it was pretty obvious that the model will in fact have a different size. The car will probably be larger and will incorporate a different size wheelbase. The car will be much closer to its FT-86 concept and we can base the dimensions on that model. In fact they may decide to keep it completely the same in terms of dimensions and simply transfer them from the concept.
What Safety Specs will be incorporated?
The newest model of the 2018 Toyota Celica is also expected to be one of the safer cars on the market. It will probably include the latest features which the Toyota models are being fitted right now. So besides your regular set of airbags and safety equipment, we can also expect to get an expanded offer of new safety technology. There will probably be a package with some advanced ones which will be provided separately from the base model.
Are there going to be any Rivals?
The models that might be the closest rivals for the 2018 Toyota Celica might just be the Ford Mustang model and the Mazda MX-5. But it still remains to be seen what the new Celica is going to bring and how well will it fit in the segment.