All information on the new hydrogen sedan with range and engine. After waiting for it for months, we now have the certainty: the new Toyota Mirai will be unveiled later this year. In fact, the Japanese manufacturer has announced that the second generation of the Mirai, a hydrogen-powered sedan, will make its debut in December.
What we will therefore discover in just over a month is the definitive production version of the car, the Toyota Mirai which will arrive in dealerships and on our streets in the course of 2021.
All new look, 30% more autonomy
The new Toyota Mirai, anticipated by a concept that was presented for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show last year and from which it should not differ much from an aesthetic point of view, will have a radically renewed design compared to the current model. In addition, there will be numerous improvements in terms of efficiency, thanks to a hydrogen propulsion technology that will be able, as anticipated by Toyota, to increase the autonomy by 30% thus bringing it to about 650 kilometers.
A more elegant design expected
The 2020 Toyota Mirai is nearly five-meter-long with sleek and elegant lines. The bonnet is generously sized and incorporates the house badge on the front. Underneath there is a large full radiator grille, given the lack of need to cool the heat engine while the optical unit develops laterally to give the car more momentum. Looking at it from the side, the side is like a coupé with the roofline that descends towards the rear, massive and square, characterized, starting from the top, by a spoiler, a horizontal headlight assembly, and a large black bumper. The prototype will be presented in a new blue livery that uses multiple layers of paint for a sophisticated optical effect.
Inside it will be technological and refined
The interiors are technological and elegant. The exclusively digital instrument panel and the large infotainment touch display stand out, both located on a raised level with a large center console that houses two cup holders, the transmission knob, and physical buttons to control the air conditioner. An elegant bronze-colored insert that starts from the bottom and overlooks the air intakes, placed right in front of the passenger. The new Mirai will allow five occupants to enter the car, no longer four as for the outgoing model.
The TNGA modular platform on which the new Toyota Mirai is built will allow the use of Toyota’s rear-wheel drive and give the new Mirai greater structural rigidity as well as a lowered center of gravity to increase driving agility. Toyota aims to increase range by 30% thanks to the presence of three hydrogen storage tanks that allow a range of 528 miles (850 km).
The car also features a more powerful electric motor that develops 180 hp (134 kW / 182 PS) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque. This reportedly allows the car to reach a top speed of 175 km / h.