We still wonder why Toyota is insisting on hydrogen fuel-cell (FCEV) technology at this stage of EV development in the market.
The 2016 Toyota Mirai has tanked due to the scant availability of charging stations, but the automaker remains adamant as Lexus prepares to potentially replace it with a high-output FCEV before the turn of the decade.
Given that the response to the Lexus LC 500h was overwhelmingly positive, Toyota’s luxury arm is aiming to extend the LC-FC concept into a FCEV sedan that is designed with confident and sporty handling.
Besides that the sedan will feature driving assistance technology that include speed adjustments, lane keeping and shifting management, and other forms of help for highway driving. In the cabin there are gesture-based controls with a system that can analyze the state of the driver through sensors and calibrate itself to fit his or her needs.
Though some may have an issue with the design inspired by the LC-FC concept, it is surely better than what the Mirai offers in terms of styling. Will FCEV technology succeed by moving to the premium segment?