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Next-gen Toyota Mirai concept revealed

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Toyota has revealed the second-generation Mirai fuel cell car ahead of its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

At the front, the new Mirai gets sweptback headlamps and a wide grille with horizontal slats. At the rear, the car has split tail lamps with a light bar running across the width of the car. The Mirai has a coupe-like sloping roof and it rides on 20-inch alloy wheels. It gets fuel cell badging on the running boards. The new Mirai is based on the TNGA platform and measures 4,975 mm in length, 1,885 mm in width and 1,470 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,920 mm.

The Mirai comes with an all-black interior with copper inserts. It has a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen head-unit, wireless charging and a gear level mounted on the centre fascia. While the first-generation Mirai could seat only 4 people, Toyota claims that the new car can seat 5.

The car is said to have a new fuel cell system with redesigned fuel cell stack. The carmaker claims that its performance has improved and its range has increased by 30% compared to the previous-generation car. The first-generation Mirai has an EPA-approved range of 502 km with a hydrogen tank capacity of 5 kg. Power is sent to the rear wheels.

The second-generation Mirai is expected to be launched in 2020 in Japan, North America and Europe.

 
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