Back in 2013, Toyota introduced a hybrid car powered by hydrogen fuel cells Mirai. A year later, it went on sale, but few people considered this car beautiful — even among fans of the Japanese brand. And now, after 5 years, the company presents the second generation Mirai with improved performance and a new design.
Toyota designers completely redesigned both the exterior and interior of the car. In the second generation Mirai there is no hereditary similarity with the original. The huge radiator grille at the front resembles those in modern models of Toyota and other automakers. Due to the elongated shape of the car looks not only more prestigious but also sporty.
Dramatic changes have affected the interior. Instead of a traditional dashboard, an 8-inch display is used, and in the middle is a large 12.3-inch touch screen to control all the functions of the car. Between the front seats is a wireless charging pad for a smartphone.
Toyota Mirai of the second generation is equipped with a highly efficient fuel cell system — this is the company's own development. It is capable of converting liquid hydrogen fuel into electrical energy to power the vehicle. In the first generation, the battery lasts for 500 km of driving, and the charging speed is about 3-5 minutes. According to the manufacturer, the new model power reserve increased by about 30%.
Sales of the second-generation Toyota Mirai are scheduled for the end of 2020. The price has not yet been announced.