The Toyota Yaris is a well respected small car, selling in the first four months of 2012 nearly three times as much as the Auris HSD and Prius hybrid. Taking that hybrid system and putting it in the Yaris should turn it in to something astonishing, shouldn’t it?

The Toyota GT86 is an important car for the Japanese manufacturer. Since the demise of the Supra, Celica and MR2, there’s been no ‘halo’ car in the range of worthy but functional family vehicles and, despite increasing sales, Toyota need a car that will get people talking about the brand.

The Toyota Prius is very definitely the poster child of the eco generation, with Hollywood stars, politicians and the like all clamouring to be seen behind the wheel of what is perceived as the greenest car on the road.

There seems to be an obsession with manufacturers to shout about their green credentials, with electric cars generally being designed with unusual shapes and containing countless flashing dashboard additions to admonish you for pressing the throttle too hard. Not at Renault however, where the Fluence ZE is completely… normal.

The Honda FCX Clarity you see here is a very special car. It’s said to be one of just seven prototypes in the world, valued in the region of £6.5 million. And Honda let us have the keys.