First Toyota Mirai arrives in the UK

The first Toyota Mirai has arrived in the UK in pre-production form.

The model is finished in dark blue metallic and has taken up temporary residence at our HQ. At 4.7 metres long, the Mirai is the same length as a Toyota Avensis but appears larger in the metal thanks to a high beltline and blacked out C and D-pillars which give the illusion of a floating roof.

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In profile, the car features a deep slash that extends from the rear lights to the foot of the front that suggests a breaking wave, signifying the fact that the car’s only tailpipe emission is water.

The Mirai boasts luxury car specification levels and is equipped with a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, touch sensitive climate controls and Nanoe8 air purification technology.

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The Mirai is fueled using hydrogen from a designated filling station; the car takes around three minutes to brim and delivers a total range of 300 miles.

In the UK, the Mirai will initially be available only to selected fleet partners as the infrastructure needed to support fuel cell vehicles is put into place. The UK government has pledged £11m to develop hydrogen filling stations and 65 are planned to be in operation by 2020.

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UK Mirai sales begin in September and the Mirai price will be announced nearer the time.

See also:
How does Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle work?

Comments (20)

    1. Hi Brian,
      Thank you for your kind words. We’ll email you directly with regards to ordering a Mirai brochure. Many thanks.

  1. It looks… different. Bit like new Prius. Not the classic beauty but kinda head turner. I’d love to try new hydrogen car which may be more convenient and cleaner than “0%” emission electric cars.

    1. Hi Krzysztof,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Keep and eye on our blog and social media spaces for the latest updates. Thanks.

  2. As an avid supporter of hydrogen cars (look – no wires needed!) when will I be able to buy one, being based near Birmingham?

    1. Hi Perter,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’ve passed your email on to the relevant team and they will contact you directly. Many thanks

  3. It doesn’t look great , at least for Europe , but it’s capabilities are fantastic and I would buy one if there were some more filling stations .

    1. Hi Simon,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Design is subjective so we appreciate it won’t appeal to everyone, but we love your enthusiasm for the new technology. Thanks.

  4. I’d like to buy one of these as I live in Aberdeen and we have two refuelling stations but Toyota never got back to my request for information which is disappointing.

    1. Hi Maurice,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’re sorry to hear this and we’ve passed your email on to the relevant team and they will contact you directly. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Mike,
      We’re sorry to hear you’re not a fan of the Mirai’s design. Design is subjective so we appreciate it won’t appeal to everyone. Thanks.

  5. Nice looking car thank God toyota is thinking out of the box battery powered cars have had,there day technology is not just there yet well done Toyota

  6. I saw an article in the news which talked about hydrogen leakage from fuel tanks in view of the fact that hydrogen molecules are so small. It was said that if the car was left at an airport whilst you were away for 2 weeks it is unlikely that there would be any fuel left on your return. Is this true or partially true?

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for getting in contact with us. It’s true that hydrogen is difficult to store because it’s so small. However, we have specially designed CFRP tanks that prevent any leakage. If you wish to find out more information, please visit our Toyota Mirai myths busted post here: https://blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-mirai-faq. Thanks.

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