KYB partners up with Toyota

KYB partners up with Toyota

KYB has announced that the redesigned Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV), will be using its shock absorbers as original equipment.

The first-generation Mirai was launched in 2014. FCEVs run on hydrogen and are described as the ultimate eco-car, as they offer long cruise ranges (up to 502km for the Mirai) and short refuelling time with zero emissions.

Mirai is the Japanese word for future. Toyota began fuel cell development in Japan in the early 1990s and has developed a series of fuel cell vehicles, subjecting them to more than 1,600,000 km of road testing.

It features high-mounted multi-link suspension at the front and low mounted multi-link suspension at the rear. It also has high stiffness at the front and rear to counter lateral acceleration in corners. Driving performance is said to be both responsive and stable.

The vehicle is also equipped with KYB shock absorbers at the front and rear in a bid to deliver steering response and ride comfort.

Jordan Day, KYB Europe Marketing Manager, commented: “With the EU having a target for 30 million zero emission cars by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050, KYB is committed to working with vehicle manufacturers to provide world class suspension for their green vehicle developments.”

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