2016 Toyota Mirai is the newest venture of the Toyota Company’s envisioned concept cars. Toyota is calling this car one of the “Hydrogen Society”, as powertrain uses hydrogen fuel and power cells for thrust. “Mirai” means “Future” in Japanese, though it is not an ideal model yet but it is the first and biggest step to change our futures as we know it.
The new Toyota Mirai 2016 exterior was ill-favoured, many saying that the exterior designs won’t do. Though the front and rear designs held aerodynamic purposes but still felt like a discord of many shapes, swoops, angles curves and edges. The more acceptable angles of the car were the hood (from above) and side angles where these accent lines were relatively less. The head lights has a row of LEDs fixed into it, while the shape of the headlights being very slim. The size of the wheels is 16 inches. The length is 192.5 inches with the wheelbase of 109.4 inches and its height and width is 60.4 inches and 71.5 inches respectively.
2016 Toyota Mirai Interior
The interior is comfortable and generously spacious. It is a four seater like the Chevrolet Volt. Both front and rear seats are heated. Since the concept behind the car is to be eco friendly, hence faux leather will be used as the upholstery material for the seats. Many black plastic finishes are used in the inside with different textures. The gizmos are located high on the centre of the instrument panel. The instrument panel has the speed meter, navigation systems, air conditioner controls and a BLS stereo sound system. There are also many unfamiliar buttons on the dashborard. A button labelled “P” which is Parking-Brake Release, an H2O button which opens a gate in the rear which releases the water vapour that is produced by the chemical reactions in the engine.
hydrogen fuel cells Engine
The 2016 Toyota Mirai engine is equipped with a 133 kW electric motor that can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9 seconds and generate 153 horsepower while producing 247lb.ft of torque. Now for how the engine works; hydrogen travels to carbon fuel tanks after the gas is pumped and stored, then the intake grills in front deliver air to fuel cell stacks motor where a chemical reaction takes place from the hydrogen in the fuel tank and oxygen from the air producing electricity, and when we put our pedal to the metal, the electricity is supplied to the electric motor making the car move. The car is expected to produce 300 mpg as the cellular tech used in the motors is greater than the 285mpg producing Tuscun.
Release Date and Price
2016 Toyota Mirai will be released in the fall season of 2015 as 2016 year model. The price for this Future car will start at $57,500 but federal incentives will drop it till $45,000. Though there are not too many hydrogen fuelling station around, but Toyota has signed many contracts with various Hydrogen gas producers around the U.S. so as to give a start to a new healthier brighter eco friendly future for us to drive in.