Let’s face it, the original Toyota Mirai exterior design screamed “unconventional”. Although not unpleasant to look at it was just, well a bit quirky.
With the Mk2 Mirai the designers have gone for a completely different look. More conventional yes, but an extremely well proportioned GT fastback shape. We really like it. The interior also gets a Lexus-like makover with a marked quality uplift, which can only be a good thing.
- Range increased by 30% to 400 miles
- 12.3-inch centre display
- Three tanks – one long, two short range
- Increased the hydrogen fuel capacity by around 1Kg
Toyota hasn’t provided performance figures yet but stated: “improvements in the performance of the fuel cell system give the rear-wheel drive Mirai linear, smooth response when pulling away and an elegant driving feel, with unity between the driver’s throttle inputs and the car’s acceleration”
We have pursued the goal of making a car that customers will feel they want to drive all time, a car that has an emotional and attractive design and the kind of dynamic and responsive performance that can bring a smile to the driver’s face. I want customers to say ‘I chose the Mirai not just because it’s an FCEV, but because I simply wanted this car; it just happens to be an FCEV’Yoshikazu Tanaka, the new Mirai’s Chief Engineer
Just for comparison, here’s the current Mirai if you’re not familar with the shape. Watch out for our forthcoming podcast all about Hydrogen!