Don't expect to see it in Detroit, either.

The coupe Toyota is developing jointly with BMW might not resurrect the Supra nameplate after all.

Jack Hollis, the vice president and general manager of Toyota's North American division, told Motor Trend that "there are other names that could be better." It's an unexpected development; everyone assumed the model would wear the Supra nameplate.

Hollis didn't hint at what the sports car will be called. Motor Authority points out Toyota renewed the Celica trademark earlier this year, so that's one of the options on the table. Alternatively, it's entirely conceivable that Toyota will create a new nameplate for its new coupe. There's no unwritten rule that says it needs to dig into its heritage bin.

The name was the first surprise. The second is that the car isn't quite ready yet, in spite of the numerous test mules criss-crossing the globe, so we won't see it next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The timing made sense because the FT-1 concept, which we expect the coupe will draw styling cues from, debuted in the nation's Motor City in 2014.

All told, we're no closer to find out what the Supra will look like, when we'll see it, what it will be powered by, or what it will be called. At least we now have a better idea of what not to expect.