At the end of last year Toyota unveiled the Mirai Concept, a prototype that advanced the master lines of the second generation of the model. Now, the brand has made public new images of a unit that corresponds to the final vehicle.
The Japanese firm has taken the opportunity to confirm that sales of the new car will begin in late 2020 in Japan, North America, and Europe. The company’s objectives are much more ambitious with this new generation because, until the arrival of its replacement (scheduled for 2025), they intend to sell about 30,000 units of the original Mirai.
Toyota states that the model’s autonomy has been increased by 30% compared to its predecessor, which achieved 502 km under the realistic American approval cycle EPA. Therefore, probably the reach of the new generation is around 645 km EPA. This improvement is achieved thanks to the use of larger hydrogen tanks (there are three: one long and two short), which allow accumulating 1 kilogram more of hydrogen. With its new wingspan and broad autonomy, the second-generation Toyota Mirai will become a direct rival of the Tesla Model S.