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New Toyota Verso compact MPV

The new Toyota Verso

Toyota Verso

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.

Read our review of the new Toyota Auris