Toyota gave us a sneak peek on the manufacturing model of its redesigned Mirai, a hydrogen fuel-cell electrical automobile, when it unveiled the concept version in late 2019. Now the Mirai is prepared for its 2021 manufacturing debut.
Full particulars haven’t been launched, however listed here are three issues to know in regards to the second technology of what Toyota says was the primary manufacturing hydrogen fuel-cell electrical automobile accessible on the market to retail prospects in North America.
The 2021 Mirai wears a extra upscale look due to a brand new coupe-inspired physique design. Toyota says the brand new Mirai has a extra evocative, dynamic look with a wider grille and aggressive, slim headlights. It’s additionally accessible in a brand new colour: Hydro Blue.
The sedan makes use of a brand new rear-wheel-drive platform that’s decrease, longer and wider than the outgoing model. The additional dimensions ought to translate to improved occupant and cargo room.
Extra Tech Options
Commonplace for 2021 is a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Different commonplace tech options embrace a 14-speaker JBL sound system, heated entrance seats, 8-inch digital gauge cluster and smartphone wi-fi charging tray.
XLE and Restricted trims shall be accessible. Restricted trims add a colour head-up show with navigation, heated and ventilated entrance and rear seats, dual-fixed panoramic moonroof with energy sliding shade, a surround-view digital camera and a rear touchscreen management panel; the latter controls local weather controls, rear sunshade toggles and audio controls.
Further Security Gear
Like the remainder of the Toyota lineup, the 2021 Mirai additionally will get a powerful checklist of normal security options. It will get the Toyota Security Sense 2.5 Plus system, the following technology of the automaker’s suite of security options. That features computerized emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle owner detection, adaptive cruise management with stop-and-go, lane departure alert with lane-centering steering, computerized excessive beams and highway signal help.
Extra From Vehicles.com:
The brand new mannequin follows the first-generation Mirai that appeared in 2015, with greater than 6,000 bought within the U.S. — virtually all in California or Hawaii, the place hydrogen refueling stations are extra extensively accessible. There’s no phrase but on expanded availability.
Toyota additionally hasn’t offered any energy or vary specs, however when the idea debuted, the automaker stated the revised fuel-cell system shall be extra highly effective and likewise obtain a 30% longer vary (the present Mirai is rated at 312 miles) by better hydrogen storage capability and different revisions. Keep tuned for extra data.
Vehicles.com’s Editorial division is your supply for automotive information and opinions. In keeping with Vehicles.com’s long-standing ethics coverage, editors and reviewers don’t settle for presents or free journeys from automakers. The Editorial division is impartial of Vehicles.com’s promoting, gross sales and sponsored content material departments.