Beauty, technology and a hint of the future come together in Toyota’s new flagship sedan, the all-new 2021 Mirai. Toyota has fully rebooted the Mirai as a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury FCEV with striking design, cutting-edge technology, more engaging driving performance and a significantly longer EPA-estimated range rating. The model name, which means future in Japanese, is wholly appropriate, as the 2021 Mirai is powered by the latest evolution of the brand’s advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) powertrain. The body is lower, longer, and wider, with its bolder stance accentuated by standard 19-inch alloy wheels. A more powerful fuel cell system provides a more engaging driving experience than its pioneering forerunner. The rear-wheel drive layout and four-wheel independent suspension deliver a true sports-luxury sedan driving feel, with greater handling agility than before, yet also with a more comfortable ride.
Honda Jazz - Crash & Safety Tests - 2020
The Honda Jazz e:HEV received the maximum rating of five stars in the new Euro NCAP safety test with more stringent criteria. The modern body structure and the comprehensive safety and driver assistance package offer the highest level of active and passive safety and ensure that the Jazz remains one of the safest vehicles on the European market. The Honda Jazz, which in the new generation is exclusively a hybrid vehicle, is the first Honda model in Europe with a standard central front airbag. The airbag is located in the backrest of the newly designed driver's seat and extends into the space between the driver and front passenger. In the event of a side impact, it prevents direct contact between the driver and front passenger or reduces the force of a collision. Three fastening belts ensure that the airbag unfolds in the optimum position.
All new for 2020, the 2021 Soul enters this model year as a carryover with only minor enhancements. The Soul GT-Line Turbo is simplified to Soul Turbo this year, which is inclusive of revised badging on the grille, steering wheel and rear lift gate. Remote start, previously only available as part of the UVO telematics system, is now also integrated on the key fob for EX and Turbo models. Rear Occupant Alert (door-logic type) is now standard across all variants. The X-Line and GT-Line 2.0-liter models with 18-inch wheels add standard RS valves to the shock absorbers for improved ride comfort.
Tucson’s new Plug-in Hybrid model features an estimated 261 horsepower, 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected hybrid powertrain coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Plug-in Hybrid battery is larger than the hybrid battery, with 13.8 kWh of power, yielding an estimated all-electric range (AER) of 32 miles and estimated fuel economy of 70 MPGe. Plug-in Hybrid Level-II charging capability is well under two hours to recharge the system using a 7.2kW on-board charger. The Plug-in Hybrid powerplant delivers power through a PHEV-tuned six-speed automatic transmission for smoothness and efficiency, with an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 30 mpg with all-wheel drive. The Plug-in Hybrid even offers an impressive tow rating of 2,000 lbs.