Toyota is one of three carmakers in the world that offers an FCV vehicle, along with Honda and Hyundai. The Mirai is the first serial production vehicle of this type. It came almost five years ago and with all its good and bad things, there is no doubt that this is the future of the automotive industry.
Therefore, the second generation of this mid-size car is already in a final stage of development. Latest reports suggest it should hit the market already in the first quarter of the next year, as the 2020 Toyota Mirai. It will come with improvements in various aspects, particularly in power, range and similar aspects.
- Unparalleled range
- Excellent efficiency
- Spacious cabin
- High price tag
- Undevelopment infrastructure for this type of vehicles
The 2020 Toyota Mirai will come with a completely new design. Still, we count that some of the most basic characteristics will remain the same. This mostly refers to a base layout, as we expect to see a mid-size, family-oriented car once again.
While the size is expected to remain similar, we count on new aesthetics. Toyota is well-known for its approach in designing electrified cars. Therefore, we expect a lot of lines and shapes that will heavily accentuate the models FCV character. Still, the front end should follow the brand’s latest design language.
This aspect of the new model is still a mystery. As we already mentioned, the new 2020 Toyota Mirai will keep similar proportions. However, we count on more space on the inside, thanks to better usage of space and the fact that new fuel cell storage should feature bigger capacity but smaller volume.
It is a well-known fact that hydrogen fuel cells can store much more energy than batteries. So, less space will be sacrificed in order to get better range. In terms of interior aesthetics, the new model will come with a completely new dashboard, which will probably accentuate all those gauges that can be found in these kinds of vehicles only.
When it comes to the drivetrain, we count on a similar base layout to the current model. Still, we hope that the new 2020 Toyota Mirai will be more powerful compared to the current model, which delivers around 150 horsepower. For comparison, the key competitor, Honda Clarity, has an electric motor with more than 200 horsepower.
Still, a max range will be way more important in this case and it looks like it will be significantly longer compared to the current model. Latest reports suggest a max range around 500 miles, which is almost 200 miles more compared to the current model.
2020 Toyota Mirai Release Date and Price
If we can rely on the latest reports, the new 2020 Toyota Mirai will hit the market in the first quarter of the next year. On the other side, we still don’t know the details about the price. The current model starts at around $57,000.