2018 Toyota Mirai: Proportionally Challenged Conundrum


Introducing the 2018 Toyota Mirai, one of many latest blunder within the Toyota lineup, dropped at you by the design staff of the corporate additionally answerable for the demise of the once-awesome Toyota Prius.

Undecided what the thought is behind this archaic mannequin design;  It offers me the impression that Toyota has simply given up the “attraction” race in opposition to formidable rivals like Kia.

Key components of the Toyota Mirai’s design are very a lot out of proportion.

Let me break this down for you.  The images proven beneath are a mixture of the 2016 to 2018 Toyota Mirai fashions.


  1. Let’s begin with the nice.  I like the place Toyota goes with the headlights.  They signify what I’d deem to be “electrical”.  The sq. lights are a pleasant contact.  Proportion challenge, barely small in comparison with the entrance silhouette, however not an enormous deal.
  2. Subsequent, you’re greeted by the massive block bumper.  Now we’re seeing the proportional points with this automotive.  However wait, there’s extra…
  3. As if the bumper wasn’t sufficiently big, it’s flanked by two gaudy facet openings (fog lights? air consumption? condo constructing for smurfs?)

The entire entrance appears to be like to me like an enormous ‘ol Stormtrooper helmet!


The facet really appears to be like respectable.  large doorways and home windows give the impression of security and roominess.  The half that appears awkward is the place the highest meets the trunk space, emphasised by the bizarre wanting tail lights.

The wheels additionally look small in comparison with the dimensions and top of the automotive, however that appears to be the norm for all of Toyota’s hybrid and electrical autos.


And now… for the worst a part of the automotive, the again, and the tail lights.  What’s going on there?  Are we being punk’d?

Clearly, the one rationalization for this catastrophe is the individual designing this tail gentle missed an entire bunch of conferences with the general automotive design staff, drew one thing on his personal with out understanding what the remainder of the automotive appears to be like like, after which, simply squeeeeeeeeezed this terrible tail gentle onto the again of the automotive.  Fully ruins the entire space.

Enter **Facepalm** right here!

To finish this part on a constructive observe, there’s a cool factor that graces the center of the rear bumper, and kudos to the designers for this good crowning glory.




Pricey Toyota, I’m a very long time fan, and we’ve had many Toyotas in our household, however you’ve acquired to confess, this isn’t your finest work.  The Mirai design takes Toyota’s respected design capabilities again to the 1970’s, 1980’s with quirky styling in an effort to stand out;  As a substitute, it does the other.  

My rating is 2 out of 10, for a minimum of having cool headlights.

Trying ahead to your feedback on this assessment of the Toyota Mirai


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