The new Toyota Verso compact MPV will be introduced early in 2013.
All models have seven seats, except the entry-level 1.6-litre petrol Active version which has five seats.
The 2.0 D-4D diesel engine has been revised for better torque delivery at low revs and quieter running. At the same the engine’s CO 2 emissions have been reduced by 10g/km to fall below 130g/km.
The Verso adopts new styling that aligns it closely with the stronger design language display by new Auris.
The Verso range has a new three-grade structure: Active, Icon and Excel. Entry point will be the five-seat Active with the 1.6 Valvematic petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission.
The entry level Active is equipped with front fog lights, air conditioning, electric front windows, Hill-start Assist Control and, on the seven-seat version, Toyota’s quick and simple Easy Flat folding system for the rear seats.
Icon grade benefits from a more extensive range of features than current Verso’s core TR trim, with the addition of cruise control, a DAB digital tuner, rear privacy glass and a folding function on the electrically adjustable door mirrors. Icon models also gain new two-tone, machine-finished 16-inch alloy wheels.
At the top of the range, Verso Excel models come with new-design 17-inch alloys and a raft of premium features, including new leather seat bolsters, Smart Entry and Start, roof rails and automatic headlights and windscreen wipers.