Toyota has taken the wraps off the production-ready Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is set to go on sale next year.

Toyota has taken the wraps off the production-ready Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is set to go on sale next year.

There were some rumors about Toyota using the "Mirai" ("future" in Japanese) nameplate for its fuel cell vehicle and now it's official and the model is programmed reach dealerships in Japan in April 2015 while Europe and United States will get the car later in the summer.

Essentially an evolution of the FCV concept from last year's Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota Mirai takes the shape of a four door sedan with a rather controversial design. More importantly, Toyota says their "groundbreaking vehicle" will be able to travel for up to 300 miles (483 km) before running out of hydrogen while a full refill will take less than five minutes.

With the Mirai, Toyota mentions "the future has arrived" and the car's launch will coincide with a plan to develop a hydrogen refueling infrastructure in five northeastern U.S. states. In association with Air Liquide, twelve stations will be opened in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Final pricing details have not been disclosed but in Japan the Toyota Mirai will cost around 7M yen (about $60,300 / €48,200).

Also today, Honda unveiled the FCV concept as a preview for a production model programmed to go on sale in 2016.

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