Toyota Mirai second generation introduced in Tokyo

Toyota Mirai second generation introduced in Tokyo

October 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Toyota showed off its new Mirai hydrogen electric sedan at the Tokyo Auto Show before launch.

The new Toyota Mirai is built on the same platform as the current generation of Toyota Crown sedan for the Japanese market. So, its dimensions have increased in comparison with the previous model – the length is 4975 mm (+85 mm), and the distance between the axles is 2920 (+140 mm).

  In terms of design, the new model has become more aggressive. It is wider and lower than the machine that it replaces, and also has a “boring” profile with a long hood and a sloping rear roof. The novelty is also equipped with a wide front radiator grille, a large chin splitter, a deep rear diffuser and a stylish set of 20 inch alloy wheels.

 There are currently no details on the hydrogen-electric motor, but Toyota has confirmed that it will increase the range by 30% to 708 km compared to its predecessor due to the large hydrogen storage tank. The hydrogen machine now charges much faster than charging an electric car.

Power should also be improved through a fully refined fuel cell system. The performance of the previous model was 152 hp and 335 Nm of torque – these figures are likely to increase for the second generation.

The interior of the new Mirai seems to have a first-class design with soft leather upholstery, a touch-sensitive digital dashboard, a wireless charger for the smartphone and a new multimedia system with a 12.3-inch display. In addition, due to the updated hydrogen storage system, the new Mirai will be available in a 5-seater layout together with a four-seater.

 In addition, the recently updated Toyota C-HR received a variation of the GR Sport. The novelty will be sold exclusive in Japan.