New longer-range Toyota Mirai set for 10-fold sales growth

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Toyota has revealed the all-new second-generation Mirai, which is expected to return a 10-fold increase in sales of the hydrogen-fuelled model.

Based on an all-new platform, the Mirai is now bigger, more powerful and able to travel further than its predecessor.

It is equipped with three hydrogen tanks, giving an expected range of around 400 miles – a 30% increase over the previous car.

The car is longer and wider than before, while the powertrain layout has been reconfigured to give it a 50:50 weight distribution.

Power output has increased to around 180PS, while changes to the suspension promise a more engaging driving experience.

One of the principal aims for the new Mirai has been to give the car a stronger emotional appeal, making it a car that people will be attracted to by its looks and the way it drives, as well its eco-performance.

The styling is now more aligned to the executive segment, while the new interior delivers a more premium look and feel.

Prices are expected to be 20% lower than before, meaning the new Mirai should be priced around £53,000 when it arrives in showrooms.

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