Equipped with hydrogen fuel cell system: Toyota's all-new Mirai unveiled in December

Recently, we learned from officials that Toyota's new-generation Mirai production version will be officially launched in December. At the same time, this car still uses hydrogen fuel cells as power, and its concept version has been unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show in China. It is understood that the cruising range of the new car will increase by 30% compared to the old one.

From the appearance point of view, the new generation Mirai has a little less sci-fi color compared with the previous model, and has the design style of ordinary family cars. The front grille adopts a big mouth shape similar to the Asian dragon, and is equipped with a split daytime running light design. At the same time, the headlight shape is narrower and looks very sharp.

Viewed from the side, the new car adopts a fast-back style, with a low body, the overall appearance is sporty and elegant.

The taillight adopts the current very popular through-type design, with 45° lines on both sides extending to the rear, echoing the front of the car. In terms of body size, the new car has a length, width and height of 4973/1884/1468mm and a wheelbase of 2918mm.

In the interior, the new car adopts Toyota's latest design language, and the entire central control area is inclined to the driver's side. The asymmetrical design attracts the eye and creates a certain three-dimensional feeling.

The new-generation Mirai is equipped with an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch multimedia system, and is equipped with a HUD head-up display, front seat heating/ventilation, streaming media rearview mirror, and a 14-speaker JBL audio system.

The new car is expected to be equipped with a brand new hydrogen fuel cell system. According to overseas media, the range of the new car will increase by 30% over the first-generation model, reaching 405 miles (about 651.8 kilometers).

Secretary comment:

Since the first generation of Mirai products came out in 2014, hydrogen fuel cell technology has developed rapidly, and Toyota has been committed to doubling the use of fuel cells.

However, from a consumer's point of view, to attract more attention, hydrogen fuel cells need to add more hydrogen refueling stations and supporting facilities. Therefore, even if the new generation of Mirai products are attractive enough, the Secretary believes that consumers will still take a wait-and-see attitude.