Toyota has announced that the second generation of its hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, the Toyota Mirai is now on sale in Japan. The Japanese automaker along with its lineup of hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Corolla Altis hybrid and the Toyota Prius also sells other alternative power vehicles in its lineup. The newest iteration of the Mirai is now 85mm longer, 70mm wider, and 65mm shorter than its predecessor, which also comes with an increase to its wheelbase of 140mm. This gives the second-generation vehicle an overall longer and sleeker look compared to its first iteration.
On the outside, the Mirai utilizes Toyota’s latest design language dubbed Silent Dynamism, which gives the vehicle a sleek look with long headlights and hood line. The vehicle also features a liftback design along with Bi-beam LED headlights as well as long rear taillights that join together in the middle. The second-generation vehicle also comes with substantially larger wheels than its predecessor.
Moving on to the interior of the Mirai, and the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle comes with a plush cabin that comes with many soft-touch materials. The vehicle itself can support seating for up to 5 occupants and comes with many interior color options as well. Toyota states that the cabin of the vehicle is supposed to create a fun driving atmosphere for the drive as well as create a relaxing space for the passengers. Similar to vehicles currently on sale, the Mirai comes with a large 8-inch TFT digital gauge cluster along with a large 12.3-inch infotainment system found on its two-layer dashboard.
As an alternative fuel vehicle being powered by hydrogen gas, its powertrain can give the vehicle between 174 to 182hp depending on the drive mode selected. In terms of torque, the Mirai comes with a sizable amount as its hydrogen system produces 300 Nm of torque, which is ready to rocket the vehicle forward at any given time. In terms of range, Toyota says that the Mirai can do between 750 to 850 kilometers on one tank of hydrogen which consists of a 141-liter capacity tank.
In terms of its platform, the Mirai utilizes Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) - L chassis which gives it a lower center of gravity and gives the vehicle 50:50 weight distribution. It is also important to note that the Mirai is also rear-wheel-drive.