New Toyota Mirai on hydrogen elements shown in Europe

New Toyota Mirai on hydrogen elements shown in Europe

January 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The second generation model will go on sale later this year.

An impressive new generation of Toyota Mirai on a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell was demonstrated at a special event in nearly serial production in Amsterdam. For the first time, the model was presented in the form of a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, and sales of new items will start at the end of this year.

The Japanese company has promised that the new Mirai will mark an important step forward in the technology of electric fuel cell vehicles (FCEV). The brand management reports that the new model offers an increased range of 30% compared with the current model, which has a mileage of just over 483 km, along with improved driving performance.

Built on the latest Toyota TNGA platform, the new Mirai has an impressive design, including an updated front with a bright grille and a wide coupe-style rear. Toyota claims increased rigidity and a lower center of gravity.

The Mirai concept car had a length of 4935 mm and a width of 1885 mm with a wheelbase of 2920 mm and 20-inch wheels, and also retained a four-door body. It is noted that these sizes will be transferred to the serial version.

The interior was also redesigned – a 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen and digital dashboard appeared, with many controls moved to the center of the dashboard. It is noteworthy that Mirai now has five seats instead of four original ones, which, according to Toyota, was made possible by redesigning the hydrogen fuel cell configuration.

Toyota did not provide specific details according to the technical data of the novelty on fuel cells. It is clarified that the system, including the fuel cell battery, has been completely redesigned and offers increased hydrogen storage. It is also claimed that work on the system provides improved manageability.