By the end of 2020, Europe will begin selling the new Toyota Mirai – a sedan with a power plant that runs on fuel cells. With the change of generation, the hydrogen car moved to the global TNGA platform and became a five-seater.
The novelty is superior in size to its predecessor: the wheelbase has grown by 140 millimeters, to 2 920 millimeters, and the width has also increased – by 70 millimeters, to 1885 millimeters. Length and height are 4975 and 1470 millimeters, respectively. The space that appeared in the cabin was used to install a sofa instead of two separate rear seats, so now three passengers can be accommodated on the second row.
Two other important innovations are the increase in the volume of hydrogen tanks (there are three in total), as well as the modernization of the fuel cell system. Due to this, the range of the hydrogen car has grown by almost a third and reaches 650 kilometers. The second-generation Toyota Mirai’s design is similar to the pre-production show car that debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.
A digital dashboard, a 12.3-inch touch screen multimedia system, which is deployed towards the driver, wireless charging for a smartphone and a transmission joystick, which replaced the selector, appeared in the cabin.
Since the advent of Toyota Mirai in 2014, global sales of the hydrogen car have amounted to about 10 thousand copies. In the European market, the model is less popular than in the United States. For example, if in 2018 only 160 sedans were sold in Europe, then in North America – 1.7 thousand. In Russia, this model is not represented.
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