The new generation Toyota Mirai, which runs exclusively on hydrogen, was first shown as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. Now, before us, its final version appeared, which is about to go into mass production.
The Japanese company has promised that the new Mirai will take an important step forward in the technology of alternative fuel cell vehicles (FCEV). Toyota argues that the new model has an increased range of 30%, compared with the current model, which has a mileage of just over 500 kilometers. Along with this, the novelty pretty prettier in its driving performance.
The new Mirai is built on the fresh Toyota TNGA platform and features an impressive new design, including an updated front with a bright grille and a wide coupe-style rear. Toyota claims increased body rigidity and a lower center of gravity than the previous generation.
In conceptual form, the new Mirai has a length of 4935 mm and a width of 1885 mm with a wheelbase of 2920 mm. It is shod in 20-inch wheels and retains the four-door design of the sedan, like its predecessor. Toyota has already confirmed that the production model will have the same dimensions.
The interior has also been redesigned. The car received a 12.3-inch central touch screen and a digital dashboard, with many controls moved to the center of the screen. It is noteworthy that Mirai now has five seats instead of four, which, according to Toyota, was made possible by redesigning the hydrogen fuel cell configuration.
In addition to the stated increase in power reserve, Toyota did not provide specific details about the hydrogen engine of the car. However, they note that the system has been completely redesigned and involves increased hydrogen storage. The model should go on sale at the end of this year.