Our Fleet Test Drive: Toyota Auris hybrid - 4th Report
11 November 2010
Author: Tony Rock
Rear view mirror
How cool is the 'now you see it, now you don't' reversing camera image that magically appears to one side of the rear view mirror?
I love it - it's an ingenious way of adding an extra gadget without physically adding an extra piece of kit. It's also a nice surprise for most first-timers sitting in the front passenger seat, drawing a bit of an 'ooh' and a touch of an 'aah' when the mirror's dual role is revealed. Is it gimmicky, and unnecessary for a lower medium car this size? Not for me. Any help in avoiding low-lying hazards is welcome, particularly as the feature's standard on T-spirit spec.
|Toyota Auris hybrid 1.8 T-spirit|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£14,455-£26,645|
|CO2 (tax) ||96g/km (10%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£34/£69|
|Why we’re running it||Hybrid technology comes to |
the lower medium Auris.
Does it make sense?
|Positive||Comfortable interior, |
|Negative||Irritating drivers with |