The Toyota Mirai fuel cell-electric sedan is about to be redesigned, and a prototype has been spotted.
The car is due for a reveal late this year as a 2021 model, and was previewed at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota called its L.A. show car a concept, but it was really just a pre-production example.
2021 Toyota Mirai concept, 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
The original Mirai was launched for 2016 at a starting price of $57,500, or a monthly lease of $499. That’s steep for what’s essentially a non-premium compact sedan, so for the car’s redesign Toyota has taken a more upmarket path.
As a result, the new Mirai has grown in size and looks sleeker and sexier. The length has been increased to 195.8 inches, versus the current Mirai’s 192.5 inches, and the wheelbase has been increased by even more. The new Mirai’s platform, borrowed from Lexus, is also more rigid than the one it…