Toyota Revises The Verso
(Thursday 20 September 2012)
A revised version of Toyota's Verso mini-MPV will make its debut next week at that hotbed of motor industry action, the Paris Show.
Toyota says there are 300 changes to the Verso, but considering how many parts a modern car is made of that's not a particularly large number.
The effect is quite significant, though. As well as having more modern styling at the front end, the not-quite-as-it-was Verso also has a new interior, and attention has been paid to the handling, ride comfort and noise levels.
The 1.6- and 1.8-litre petrol engines remain as before, but the two-litre diesel has been modified to produce more power at low speeds and emit less CO2 on the EU test cycle - that's 130g/km rather than the previous 140g/km.
Versos fitted with either this engine or the 2.2-litre diesel also have higher towing limits than before, the new figure being 1500kg.
As before, the Verso has seven seats arranged in three rows. With the back row folded down, luggage capacity is 440 litres, and there are all manner of extra storage spaces dotted around the interior.
Full details of UK specification and pricing have yet to be confirmed.