The existing, first-gen Toyota Mirai isn’t a popular vehicle for reasons that broaden beyond its hydrogen powertrain. For one, the Mirai isn’t exactly an attractive car, and the car in some way stopped working to feel large on the inside. These qualms have been repaired with the 2021 Toyota Mirai sedan concept, which previews the second-gen Mirai that will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month.
2021 Toyota Mirai Design
Rather of being based on a front-wheel-drive platform and sharing a lot of exterior hints as to the Prius like the existing Mirai, the concept sits on a rear-wheel-drive platform and has a coupe-like shape that resembles something from Lexus. The rear-wheel-drive design has enabled Toyota’s designers to pen a vehicle that’s broader, longer, and lower than the first-gen model, which looked chunky and awkward. With a length of 195.8 inches and a width of 74.2 inches, the Mirai Sedan concept is carefully matched to the Lexus GS in size.
2021 Toyota Mirai Interior
The interior of the concept gets an enormous update, also. The cabin drops the three-tiered layout of the center console from the present Mirai for something a lot cleaner and trendy. The sedan has a standard 8-inch digital combination meter, a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen, and an available digital rearview mirror.
The changes from the present Mirai to what you see with the Mirai concept reveal a relocation upmarket to make the vehicle more of a premium sedan. Beyond the updated styling, the Mirai concept is targeting a 30% increase in range, which would result in a range over 400 miles (up from 312 miles).
2021 Toyota Mirai Engine
The boost comes from an improvement in the way the fuel cell system carries out and increased hydrogen storage capability. In addition to having more range, Toyota promises a quieter and more appealing driving experience.
Another concern with the present Mirai is its accessibility. Most of hydrogen fueling stations are located in California and Hawaii, which significantly lowers the accessibility of the vehicle.
While a lot of Mirai hydrogen cars are rented, pricing for consumers that wish to purchase a vehicle isn’t inexpensive at $59,430, consisting of destination. We can’t assist but anticipate that the changes will lead to a boost in rates. Toyota, though, has some good news, as it specifies that hydrogen stations are set to open up in the Northeast and “other areas.” Once more stations open, we’re sure Toyota will expand Mirai sales to other states.
Hydrogen cars are an intriguing proposal compared to fully battery-powered vehicles and gas vehicles. They have an electric motor that’s powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. A battery is included in the mix to store the energy from the fuel cell, too, which makes them an electric vehicle. But unlike an EV, hydrogen-powered cars like the Mirai can be filled up in roughly 5 minutes.
2021 Toyota Mirai Debut
With all of the changes that are coming for the second-gen Mirai, we’re excited about the vehicle. The Tokyo Motor Show starts on October 24, which is when we anticipate getting more information on the car, like the concept’s design, what sort of power it has, and its main range.