Sometimes journalists miss the forest for the trees, and we’ll plead guilty on this one.

When we wrote last week that the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedan was little-changed for the 2017 model year, with only one new color added, we missed one important element.

That was, as several readers informed us, that while the retail price remained the same, the monthly lease cost had fallen sharply: from $499 to $349 per month.

DON’T MISS: 2017 Toyota Mirai price stays same, fuel-cell car adds new color

And that lower lease cost contributed to what can only be described as a remarkable sales spike for the Mirai last month.

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