Toyota has unveiled the second generation of the Mirai, its hydrogen-powered sedan. As you can see, the new Mirai features a radical design change for the better. It generally follows the lines of the homonymous concept presented a few months ago. The styling is more consensual and less extravagant than before. The technical side is also changing dramatically.
Based on Toyota's Tnga modular platform, the new Mirai is 4.98 m long, 1.89 m wide and 1.47 m high. The huge wheelbase of 2.92 m promises increased interior space. In fact, the new Mirai can now comfortably accommodate five occupants, whereas the first generation was limited to four people.
The interior has been completely redesigned. In the center of the dashboard is a 12.3-inch screen accompanied by a digital instrument cluster. The driver and passenger are separated by an imposing center console with a very wide armrest. The dashboard is futuristic and in some ways reminiscent of the dashboard on some Lexus models.
There are three hydrogen tanks, one large tank and two smaller ones. This makes it possible to take an extra kilogram of hydrogen on board, thus increasing the range by 30%. With a range of over 300 miles, the new Mirai is more versatile than before. The engine is also more responsive when the accelerator is pressed, according to Toyota. The new Mirai will be delivered by the end of the year in Japan, the United States and Europe.