In 2014, Toyota introduced the Mirai, the world’s first mass-produced electric car that converts hydrogen into electricity for a longer-range fuel cell. The second generation sedan will start assembling in November, the Japanese have now announced. When delivery begins, it is still open.
Like its predecessor, Toyota promotes the new Mirai as a car with a range suitable for travel, short refueling stops, great winter fit and zero emissions. Production capacity increased to 30,000 units per year for the new edition, over 10,000 copies of the first Mirai were produced and sold.
The 2021 Mirai is a completely new model with significant advances in technology, efficiency, performance and design, according to Toyota. An optimized fuel cell system and three hydrogen tanks with a total larger volume allow up to 30 percent more kilometers on a single charge than the previous model (550 km / NEDC standard) – there are still no specific range specifications. In addition, there is now room for five people instead of four, making the new Mirai more suitable for everyday use.
Compared to the first, mostly rented generation, the second Mirai is not only equipped with more modern technology, it is 8.5 centimeters longer, wider and flatter. The price is almost 15,000 euros cheaper, in this country it starts with 19 percent VAT of 63,900 euros. This means that the hydrogen car is now also eligible for the German “environmental bonus”, which provides a purchase premium of 7,500 euros – 5,000 euros come from the state, the manufacturer gives a 2,500 euros net discount.
The basic equipment of the new Mirai comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, 14-speaker JBL sound system, multimedia system with navigation and 12.3-inch display, support for Apple CarPlay and Android car, smart key System, LED headlights, heated front seats and electrically adjustable front seats. Active safety and driver assistance system Toyota Safety Sense guarantees safety.
Executive line (€ 66,900) also includes 19-inch silver-polished alloy wheels, adaptive bi-LED headlights, multi-LED indicators on the front, “privacy glass” on the rear windows, a system of 360-degree camera, adjustable ambient lighting in eight different colors, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable steering column and charging station for wireless charging of the smartphone. A back assistant, as well as a blind spot assistant and a four-sensor parking assistant are also on board.
In the advanced equipment “Advanced” (73,900 euros) the new Mirai has an extended parking assistant, 20-inch black alloy, panoramic roof, head display, digital interior mirror with camera, heated rear seat, front and rear seat ventilation, three -Zone automatic air conditioning and memory function for the driver’s seat and electrically adjustable steering column. In addition, the Mirai is equipped with black semi-aniline leather seats, which are available on request without additional refill in light color with coordinated dashboard and decorative applications in copper.
The second-generation Mirai is based on Toyota’s new modular platform for rear-wheel drive vehicles, designed for different types of powertrains. According to the manufacturer, it gives the sedan greater body strength and a lower center of gravity, which increases agility and responsiveness. The new Mirai responds more directly and evenly to the movements of the accelerator pedal, which provides greater comfort and pleasure in driving.