Video: the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai in the test …

Auto Plus was able to take the wheel of the second-generation hydrogen sedan. Discovery of an atypical technology in video!

Toyota launched the second generation of its hydrogen-powered sedan, the Mirai, at the end of 2020. And for the occasion, everything has been reviewed: exit the strange Prius alien-style look, hello to a format of large luxury sedan, propulsion moreover. A positioning more in line with the price imposed by this technology: € 67,900 for the entry-level Lounge finish, and even € 74,900 for the top-of-the-range Executive. Sacred entry ticket for a Toyota sedan!

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Specific use, difficult on a daily basis

So what is this Mirai really worth while driving? Vincent Desmont, our journalist, delivers his verdict on video : the set is dynamically good, with correct performance, even if the direction is a little blurry. However, hydrogen is a completely different way of life: if the fuel cell offers a range of over 600 km with 0 exhaust emissions, and with fill-ups in 5 minutes, in practice it is a bit complicated. Indeed, there is still that few hydrogen stations in France, with a rather high cost for a full tank. Worse, the production of hydrogen is still very “dirty”, since it comes from hydrocarbons or coal.

In short, driving a Mirai today is not for everyone. In some specific uses (fleets, taxis), the Toyota can be consistent. But the adoption by the general public of hydrogen is not immediately.

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2/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 rear right
Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 rear right red

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3/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 front left
Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 front left blue

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4/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 front left
Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 front left blue

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5/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 rear left
Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 rear left blue

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6/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 front left
Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 front left blue

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7/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 rear left
Toyota Mirai (2021): 3/4 rear left blue

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8/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): interior instrumentation
Toyota Mirai (2021): white instrumentation interior

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9/9 – Toyota Mirai (2021): interior
Toyota Mirai (2021): white interior


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