Toyota MIRAI 2021.

Toyota MIRAI 2021.

Toyota MIRAI 2021.

Toyota is preparing a new Mirai: a different platform and more successful design than its predecessor.

The presentation of the commercial version of the new generation sedan will take place this fall. The model will enter the home market in early 2021.

The Japanese company unveiled its hydrogen-powered Mirai in the fall of 2013 at the Tokyo Auto Show.

It went on sale in the home market at the end of 2014, and in the US and Europe — the following year. The «first» Mirai was criticized by many for its peculiar appearance (especially «got» too large air intakes in the front bumper).

Toyota MIRAI 2021.

Toyota also unveiled a concept in Tokyo last fall, which should form the basis of the second generation sedan. Now the manufacturer is preparing to show the product version of the novelty.

If earlier it was assumed that at the end of this year the company would already bring the «second» Mirai to the market, now the next premiere is reported: according to the Japanese edition of Best Car Web, Toyota intends to present a commercial version of the new hydrogen sedan in October-November 2020.

Sales of «four-door» in the home market will begin in early 2021.

 

Earlier it became known that the second generation car will almost repeat the pre-production concept, which was presented last fall.

Differences include larger rear-view mirrors and a fog lamp in the center of the rear bumper.

Toyota MIRAI 2021.

According to the publication, the sedan, in comparison with the current Mirai, will add 30 mm in length (up to 4920 mm), in width — 5 mm (up to 1820 mm) and will decrease by 35 mm (up to 1500 mm).

If the «first» Mirai is based on a front-wheel drive platform, then the «next» will be put on the rear-wheel drive «bogie» GA-L, developed in the framework of the global architecture TNGA.

Note that, for example, the current Lexus LS is based on it.

Interior.

The interior of the novelty will also get from the concept. The main difference from its predecessor will be a five-seater cabin (in the first generation Toyota Mirai there are only four seats).

Toyota MIRAI 2021.

In front of the driver is an 8-inch virtual dashboard, and the infotainment system has a 12.3-inch touchscreen in the center of the dash and wireless charging for smartphones.

The equipment will include a modern complex of Toyota Safety Sense safety systems.

There is still no information about the power plant of the «second» Mirai. It is known that the number of hydrogen cylinders has increased from two to three, and their total capacity has increased from 5 to 6 kg of gas.

The company promised that the range without refueling eventually increased by 30%.

When calculated according to the NEDC cycle, the range will be more than 800 km (and when calculated according to the American EPA method — about 650 km).

Toyota MIRAI 2021.

According to preliminary data, the starting price tag of the new Toyota Mirai in Japan will be about 8 million yen (equivalent to about 5.3 million rubles at the current exchange rate).

The current hydrogen sedan on the home market can be purchased for at least 7,409,600 yen (about 4.9 million rubles).

It is not yet clear in which countries the second generation Mirai will be sold.

The United States remains one of the main markets for Toyota, so the new product is likely to be brought here.

Note that over the past year, American dealers sold 1502 copies (11.6% less than a year earlier).

The best year for the model was 2017 (1838 units sold). Probably, with a better design and a traditional five-seater interior, the car will find more buyers.

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