With its invisible rear doors and dramatic design, Toyota’s compact coupé is all set to divide public opinion
Top speed: 118mph
0-62mph: 10.9 seconds
MPG: up to 74.3
CO2: from 87g/km
Gerry from Slough wrote to me last week and asked why we constantly bang on about top speeds and 0-62 times when few of us can ever legally or safely reach these figures. On top of that, he added that “dieselgate” proves emissions and economy figures can be fudged. So what’s the point of them? He’s right. It’s time we invented some far more relevant methods of comparison. For instance, I have a perpetually bad back so I’d find “number of hours until your back is agony” useful and I’ve also got endlessly car-sick children so “ease of removing vomit from seats” would be a very helpful measure.