- toyota has shown more photos of the production 2021 mirai, a hydrogen-powered sedan.
- it will come in xle and limited trim levels and a choice of four exterior colors.
- the mirai will arrive in the u.s. in late december, toyota says.
the second generation of toyota’s hydrogen-powered car, the mirai, is remarkably different than its predecessor, adopting a new rear-wheel drive layout and a much more luxurious interior than before. toyota has now shown more photos of the production version of the 2021 mirai after first previewing the new model with a thinly veiled concept last year.
toyota also now says that the mirai will be offered in two trim levels: xle and limited. the xle is pictured here in supersonic red and the limited in hydro blue. oxygen white and heavy metal (which we assume is grey) will round out the exterior color options.
we already knew that the new mirai is significantly larger than the old one, and that it will offer new features such as a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated and cooled seats front and rear. its larger hydrogen fuel cell promises around 30 percent more range, meaning it should go around 400 miles on a tank, and its electric motor now powers the rear wheels rather than the fronts.
we don’t know about pricing for the new mirai yet, but we assume it will be more expensive than the current car, which starts at $59,545. most customers will likely lease the mirai rather than purchasing it outright, and it’s likely to be offered only on the west coast in areas where hydrogen fueling stations exist. toyota offers $15,000 or 3 years of free hydrogen with the current car, and we'd expect a program like this to continue for the new mirai.
further details should be available soon, as the mirai is scheduled to go on sale in december.