Toyota will take advanced zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology to new heights when it previews the second-generation Mirai at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car will provide an early glimpse of the advances Toyota is making across the board with the new Mirai in terms of technical excellence, dynamic performance and desirable design.
The new Mirai’s immediate impact is in its exterior design with low lines, elegant proportions, sleek, taut bodywork and 20-inch wheels that together generate a powerful and distinctive look. The preview car will be presented in a specially developed new blue paint finish that uses multiple layers to achieve an exceptional brightness and depth of colour. The interior has been conceived as a simple, modern space with a warm, comfortable ambience that adds to the sense of enjoyment for drivers and passengers. Key elements include a 12.3-inch centre display and an instrument panel that wraps around the driver.
The platform and intelligent packaging allow for five seats to be provided in place of the current Mirai’s four. The freedom to craft a more emotional and head-turning design has been one of the benefits of new Mirai being constructed on Toyota’s latest rear-wheel-drive modular platform, which was engineered to accommodate different powertrains – including a hydrogen fuel cell – from the outset.