Toyota has unveiled the new Mirai, the second generation of its hydrogen powered car. The Japanese manufacturer strongly believes in this technology and in this new model it has incorporated all the experience gained with the first generation of Mirai to offer a driving experience of the highest level.
The Mirai is a very careful project by Toyota to show everyone that it is possible to make a sustainable car with fuel cell technology.
The second generation of the Toyota Mirai is completely new. Engineers at the Japanese company completely overhauled the first generation to create, as Toyota’s Yoshikazu Tanaka explains, a car that customers will want to drive and a car with an attractive design and dynamic performance that will appeal to the driver.
The new Toyota Mirai has been developed from the TNGA platform which offers superior agility, responsiveness and design freedom.
The exterior design is characterized by its elegant lines. The pretty 20 inch rims with alloy rims stand out. The interiors that have been designed to provide a spacious and welcoming space are also new. The number of available seats has been increased to 5. The center of gravity of the instrument panel is the large screen of the 12.3 ″ entertainment system, flanked by a fully digital instrument panel. In the central tunnel there are several controls to manage the car.
Toyota has worked hard on the overall efficiency of the car, improving the range by up to 30%, reaching 500 km. This goal was achieved through the improvement of the fuel cell system and the use of larger hydrogen tanks. Now there is 3 tanks and 1 kg more hydrogen can be stored.
The powertrain has been improved and now responds better to driver commands. Rear wheel drive. Its dimensions are 4,975mm long, 1,885mm wide and 1,470mm high. The wheelbase is 2920 mm.
The new Toyota Mirai will be available in late 2020 in Japan, North America and Europe. Its price is not yet known.
A very interesting project with a lot of integrated technology. Its great handicap and that of all hydrogen cars, the few service stations.