The Mirai is aimed primarily at the fleet user and particularly at business leaders who take the issues of environmental responsibility seriously. The price of the car pitches it against the BMW 5-Series hybrid but with other credible hydrogen fuel-cell offerings from Honda and Hyundai, the Mirai is being kept honest, offering high levels of refinement and equipment to justify the high price.
Initially, the Mirai is only available as a four-door, four-seat saloon but variations may begin to appear as the model catches on, as we have seen with the Prius which is now offered in three variants. Given the technological innovation associated with the Mirai, the standard equipment list includes many hi-tech systems like Bluetooth, DAB radio, a USB socket and SatNav, but look out for less obvious features like the windscreen wiper de-icer, Rear view camera, and that wireless smartphone charger.
For family users, the ISOfix system allows easy fitting of a child-seat in the rear, and all round airbags will help keep the whole family safe should anything untoward happen. The safety of the fuel system has been scrutinised and Toyota have developed ways to prevent any dangerous situations that result from filling and storing hydrogen.