Toyota Auris: Interior design

Bridging the gap

I’m beginning to wonder about this ‘barrier’ between the driver and passenger in the Auris. I suppose this is one of the key features that distinguishes the Auris from the Corolla it replaced in January.

The gearstick is positioned within easy reach on this ‘bridge’ between the dashboard and the floor in the centre of the car, but many cars have dashboard-mounted gearsticks without the additional clutter. There is a storage area under this feature, but it would be far easier to access with the gearstick and handbrake sited in a more conventional way.

Average mpg: 50.2