If you're confused by a colorful news feed about the Tokyo Motor Show and want to know what was really important and practically useful there, this stuff is for you. We have identified three cars that will be important to the automotive market on a global and even Russian scale. In addition to proximity to real roads, they come together in the fact that everyone uses a power plant. Prospects for the appearance of the three models in Russia are vague, but Nissan has slightly more than Mazda and Toyota.
Mazda Series MX-30
Mazda with the letters MX in the name – always something unusual. But before it was roadways and coupes, and now it's an electric crossover. The number 30 in the name is not without reason either – the new product's coupe-shaped dimensions and body shape are similar to another cross, the Mazda CX-30. But in the design of the new electric model, there are obvious references to the modern MX-5 roadster (at least rear optics) and body structure – in general, the discontinued RX-8 coupe. After all, the rear doors open in the direction of travel, opening access to the interior without central pillars.
The interior is similar to the modern Mazda, but differs in a large number of touch surfaces as well as in the use of recycled materials, which emphasizes the model's environmental compatibility. Mazda positions the MX-30 not only as harmless, but also as an electric driver's car, including due to the presence of a traction vectoring system. Although the features lack this: the 143 horsepower electric motor drives the front axle and the chassis layout is similar to the modern Mazda3. A 36 kW provides h battery provides a range of about 200 km.
Almost no longer a concept Nissan Ariya
The tall four-wheel drive car of this name is the perfect vehicle for a trip to the Invasion Festival. Also, closer to 2022, this electric car may well appear in our market. But first, he needs to get at least mass production, because today the Ariya is a concept car, though close to the carrier. And the most important thing in this car is the design. It seems that approximately in this sense will be attracted all "Nissan" in the near future.
The technical details are still scarce. It is only known that this is a two-axle driven car and therefore with two electric motors. A kind of leaf crossing. It stated the availability of fast loading, as well as the ability to update the firmware of everything and everything (from multimedia to engines) by air. The interior is spacious due to the floor plan, plus a wide range of touch screens and control panels. An upcoming Nissan coupe-shaped electric crossover is expected next year. I wonder if the huge 21 inch wheels will stay on it?
Toyota Mirai Second Generation
Japanese engineers used the first Mirai model to enter serial hydrogen technologies, and the design and interior received attention to the residual principle. Remember that hydrogen is used to generate electricity directly on board – it goes into a chemical reaction in a special generator called fuel cells. And now it's time for the debut of the second generation Mirai, which is already much more like a "normal" car, although it carries the same fuel cells and heavy tanks with compressed hydrogen on board.
The platform for the new model was taken from a large Crown sedan, now a five-meter rear-wheel drive hydrogen car and expensive interior. Body shape and design have become more traditional, although the futuristic style has been preserved. With the upgrading of car class, the interior has become more spacious and more comfortable. Cruise range has increased to 650 km – due to better plant efficiency and higher volume of hydrogen cylinders. Sales will begin next year, not just in Japan, but also in the US and Europe. Would you like a hydrogen crown?