Toyota introduced a pre-production prototype hydrogen sedan Mirai second generation. With the predecessor the car is only the name and type of the power plant; everything else had been revised, changed and architecture of chassis and drive type, and the target audience.
Current hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is based on the chassis of the Prius is front-wheel drive, the original design and is focused on the environmental activists. The new model has moved on a modular RWD platform TNGA-N for Executive sedans got trendy looks in the spirit of Lexus. The chief engineer of the project promises more driversi nature of the model and want the buyer to chose Mirai not only for the “water” exhaust, but also for other advantages.
The size of the new Mirai larger Camry XV70: length – 4975 mm, width – 1885 millimeters, height – 1470 millimeters. The wheelbase has grown to 2918 millimeters. The interior is designed in the style of a modern Toyota: touch 12.3-inch screen multimediasystem turned to the driver, the dashboard is digital, on the Central tunnel there is wireless charging for mobile phone, and the usual selector of the transmission has given way to a joystick.
While Toyota has not announced specs and not sharing any technical details. It is known that the cruising range on one filling plan to increase by 30 percent due to larger cylinders with the hydrogen on Board, and modernized the electrochemical generator. For Mirai the current generation claimed mileage without refueling – 650 miles on the NEDC cycle, so the second-generation model can travel at least 845 kilometers.
More information about the Toyota Mirai will appear October 24 at the motor show in Tokyo. The manufacturer plans to launch sales model in the domestic market at the end of 2020, and in 2021, the sedan will bring to the United States and Europe.
Sales of the first “Mira” quite modest: in Europe last, 2018, only sold 160 hydrogen-powered sedans in the USA, 1700. The main competitor of Toyota – Honda Clarity FCV.