Full details of new Toyota Verso revealed
Wednesday 05 December 2012
• Pricing and specifications for Verso MPV
• Three different trim levels
• Available to order now, with deliveries starting in January next year.
Full details of the new Toyota Verso compact MPV have been revealed. The new model, which was revealed at this year’s Paris Motor Show, will be built in Britain.
Toyota’s new MPV gets updated styling to bring it in line with the rest of the Toyota range, with elongated horizontal headlamps and more angular styling all-round. Inside, the Verso benefits from higher “perceived quality” and Toyota is aiming to give the car a more premium feel. As before, the Verso will be available with five or seven seats.
The new Verso comes with a choice of four engines, two petrols and two diesels. The diesel engines are likely to be the volume sellers and there is a choice of either a 1.8-litre Valvematic or the 2.0-litre D-4D. The petrols come in 1.6 and 1.8-litre capacities. Three of the engines are available with a six-speed manual gearbox while the 1.8-litre Valvematic petrol is only available with the Multidrive S CVT transmission.
Three trim levels are available from launch; Active, Icon and Excel. The base Active trim comes with a CD/MP3 stereo with radio, Aux and USB ports, electric front windows, air-con, daytime running lights, Hill-start Assist Control, front fog-lights, a rear spoiler and ABS, EBD and VSC.
Next up, Icon models add 16-inch alloys, leather steering wheel and gear-knob, Bluetooth, electric rear windows, rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, a DAB radio tuner, retractable door mirrors, cruise control and rear privacy glass.
Finally, the top-level Excel trim gets all these features plus 17-inch alloys, leather seat bolsters, keyless entry and start, automatic wipers, Bi-xenon headlamps, auto-headlight levelling, self-dimming rear-view mirror, roof rails, dusk-sensing headlights and leather door trims.
The Verso is available to order now, with prices starting from £17,495 and deliveries will begin in mid-January next year.
By James Richardson