Toyota just released information on its second-generation Mirai fuel-cell electric car. It is compact, sleek, and very cheap, compared to its predecessor. In fact, price is one of the biggest advantages of this car when compared to the previously released model.
This Toyota Mirai will sell for some $49,500, and that’s over $9,000 cheaper than the other model.
However, there are more for buyers to love this new product. It has 30 percent increase in range and is able to make 402 miles on a full tank of hydrogen on XLE grade cars. Toyota is offering $15,000 of hydrogen fuel when it is purchased.
The new car is a rear-wheel drive, (The first generation of this car was a front-wheel-drive) sports luxury vehicle, offering striking design, cutting-edge technology, more engaging driving performance, and a much lower EPA range rating. It is built on the GA-L platform that the Lexus LS sedan was built on. Its body is lower but longer, and wider with standard 19-inch wheels.
Further good news reveals that Toyota made use of four-wheel independent suspension, while it makes sure it improved handling and agility, offering a more comfortable ride to anyone who cares. The provision of rear-wheel drive allows for additional hydrogen storage, and this is actually what allows the range to be stretched up to 402 miles on the XLE.
Count on Toyota for ensuring safety and security measures with the production of this car. The vehicle is fitted with Safety Sense 2.5+ system. That includes speeding dynamic radar cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping capacity.
There’s also blind-spot monitoring and rear traffic alert on the car. It is coming in five colors, which means buyers will make easy picks, as there are more colors to choose from. The car’s lights are LED. The side marker, the headlights, the front and rear turn signals, the taillights, are all LED.
Inside the car, there an eight-inch digital gauge cluster, and also a 12.3 inches touchscreen multimedia display.