It's probably fair to say that nobody ever bought a Toyota Aurion to massage their ego or impress the neighbours.
No, Aurion buyers are far more pragmatic than that.
They know, for instance, that the big Toyota has legendary levels of reliability and durability and that no matter what else is happening in the world, their car will start first hit of the key tomorrow morning. And the day after that.
There's also relatively low running costs to attract the sensible among us and let's be honest, if you don't value or even acknowledge the halo effect of a prestige car in your driveway, then something like the Aurion is definitely for you.
Certainly, tens of thousands of Aussie car buyers can't be wrong.
In essence, of course, the Aurion was a Camry with a V6 instead of the former's four-cylinder powerplant.
The engine in question measured 3.5 litres and produced a decent 200kW of power and all Aurions used a six-speed conventional automatic transmission driving the front wheels.