New Toyota Mirai making its debut soon
The second generation of the eco-friendly Toyota Mirai has been caught out on the road – albeit in camouflage – which means it’s likely going to hit its goal of entering the market this December. Toyota of Orlando has the scoop on what this unique alternative fuel vehicle will have to offer so if you’re interested, you’ll be ready to hit the road this winter.
What will the next generation of the Toyota Mirai offer?
The Toyota Mirai is available now; it’s in its first generation as it was introduced to the world back in 2014 as one of the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicles. As an FCV, it uses hydrogen as its fuel and is a zero emissions vehicle. This makes it an exceptionally eco-friendly option for drivers who want to go green. It also gets 312 miles on one tank of fuel, so you have a wide range and not have to make frequent stops to fill up at a hydrogen station. We haven’t seen the Toyota Mirai just yet at Toyota of Orlando – they’re primarily available on the West Coast and only around 10,000 had been sold on a global scale as of last year. We think, however, this might change with the introduction of the redesigned second generation!
The second generation of this alternative fuel vehicle was spotted on the road with a bit of camouflage on it, but it was easy to see that it was indeed the next gen of this iconic car. From the photos, it looks like the FCV is staying pretty similar to the concept that was unveiled last year. It’s a lot sleeker and more streamlined and also has a lower stance, adding to the edginess of the exterior. It kind of reminds us of an Orlando Toyota Camry or Toyota Avalon at this point, and it’s also been updated to include Toyota’s premium rear-wheel drive TNGA platform for enhanced performance capabilities.
On top of that, the new Toyota Mirai will showcase features like a leather-trimmed interior, Qi wireless charging for smartphones and devices, a large touchscreen interface, digital instrumentation, and a 14-speaker JBL audio system. And performance has been enhanced, too – this FCV can now go over 400 miles on one tank of fuel, as opposed to the previous 312 mile range. The new rear-wheel drive platform offers better acceleration and more exciting handling, and the longer and lower wheelbase translates to a more comfortable drive time for you and your passengers.
The second generation of the Toyota Mirai hasn’t been OFFICIALLY unveiled yet, but it’s supposed to be in December of this year, which means we could see it for sale sometime late this year or early next year. We can’t wait to see what it has to offer in addition to the above details!
Get answers to your alternative fuel vehicle questions at Toyota of Orlando
Have questions about fuel cell vehicles or any other alternative options? Call us! We’ve got a great selection of Orlando Toyota hybrids for sale. Toyota of Orlando is open seven days a week at (407) 298-4500, and you can always stop by and see us at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 across from the Millenia Mall.