Toyota blog interview with Green Tomato Cars

By now, many of you will have seen some of the extensive media coverage the media have given our recent accelerator pedal and Prius brakes recalls. We’ve also had some very positive and supportive comments on the blog, for which we’re very grateful. It’s great to hear from some of you that, although you are affected by the recalls, you still love your Prius.

If anyone has been affected by the Prius recall, it’s Jonny Goldstone and his team. Jonny is director of Green Tomato Cars, a taxi company based in London whose fleet is comprised solely of Prius. We spoke to him about the braking recall, the media’s coverage and why he’s sticking with the Prius.


Interview by Melissa Coulton


  1. How wide is the Auris, including wing mirrors please? We are researching for our next cart, but it must fit the garage easier than our existing Honda Civic.

  2. Is the auris width still 2060mm inc wing mirrors? also what is the prius width including wing mirrors?

    1. Hi Amanda,
      Thanks for your post.
      Official figures state overall vehicle width minus wing mirrors, they are as follows:
      Auris: 1,760mm
      Prius: 1,745mm
      Using these official figures and by measuring the vehicles on site, we have produced some unofficial estimates. Please use with caution:
      Auris: 2,300mm
      Prius: 2,265mm
      Hope this helps and please do let us know if you have any further questions.

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