New Toyota Mirai spotted in tests againOctober 16, 2020
The Japanese company brought a prototype of the new Toyota Mirai to road tests, which was spotted by photo spies.
The Japanese company is preparing for the official premiere of the updated Toyota Mirai, which is to take place in December this year. Toyota announced the new Mirai last year as a concept car, with the latest batch of spy photos giving us a better idea of the hydrogen-powered sedan. By the way, the prototype looks identical to the concept.
The novelty will be based on the TNGA platform, but the restyled Toyota Mirai will receive rear-wheel drive. This will significantly increase the space in the cabin and the luggage compartment, helping to solve one drawback of the current car.
The Mirai in the new spy photos has less camouflage than the prototype previously seen. Only the black cladding hides the front and rear of the car, and the film does not completely cover the radiator grille. The test car has the same streamlined headlights positioned at the corners of the front end with a wide grille as on the concept.
Toyota has not yet disclosed any details on the technical specifications, but the brand said that the new product should get a 30% increased range – up to 653 km – compared to its predecessor.
The new Mirai looks more stylish, although that may not be enough to make it a sales success. Hydrogen vehicles still make up a small percentage of the market as more and more automakers start to focus on electric vehicles.
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