Toyota has been leading the automotive industry in alternative fuel vehicles since it introduced the first Prius hybrid in 1997. Now, it is continuing to advance the industry’s eco-friendly options with the unveiling of the second-generation Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle.
The 2021 Toyota Mirai features a coupe-like design that offers more passenger room and enhanced comfort. It also offers a new hydrogen FCEV powertrain that aims to offer a 30 percent increase in range. The new Mirai does so by improving the fuel-cell system’s performance and offering more hydrogen storage capacity.
“We have pursued making a car that customers feel like driving all the time, a car that has emotional and attractive design appeal, as well as dynamic and responsive driving performance that can bring a smile to the faces of drivers,” said Yoshikazu Tanaka, chief engineer for the Mirai.
Design-wise, the Mirai utilizes a rear-wheel drive platform, which is different from the original front-wheel-drive model. This platform allows the body to be lower, longer, and wider, offering a more aggressive stance that is more aerodynamic. Its interior has also been redesigned, offering a more refined, clean, and modern layout that has a futuristic influence. It will also come standard with a Toyota Premium Multimedia system, including a 12.3-inch touch-screen display, navigation, and a JBL sound system with 14 speakers.
The 2021 Mirai will go on sale in late 2020, and we’re looking forward to welcoming this efficient vehicle to our showroom at Downtown Toyota.