The new Toyota Verso MPV will be available to order from 1st February 2014, it is the first Toyota model to adopt the BMW sourced 1.6 litre D-4D diesel engine which boasts improved efficiency, emissions, flexibility and NVH performance compared to the previous 2.0 litre unit. The engine is capable of 0- 62mph in 12.7 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 115mph. The fuel economy is eight per cent better than the 2.0 D-4D unit with 62.8mpg combined cycle consumption and CO2emissions are lower by 10g/km at 119g/km.
The Toyota Verso also gains a new Trend grade for 2014 which introduces extra style and high tech equipment features. The Trend slots between the Icon and Excel models and is easy to distinguish due to the black C-pillar decal that creates a floating roof effect which is a styling feature shared with the latest Toyota Yaris Trend. Other features include five spoke alloy wheel design, front fog lamps and rear privacy glass. The Trend models also benefit from Toyota Touch 2 with Go, adding satellite navigation, connected services, Google Street View and TomTom real time traffic data to the multimedia system’s functions.
The Toyota Touch 2 with Go comes with a new high-resolution screen that uses four times as many pixels as the original system, for bright, sharp images. The package includes Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls and sending and receipt of text messages a rear-view camera vehicle information, including trip data, climate control profile (where fitted) and management of settings for door locking and lighting.
Available to order February 2014
Specification has always been of a high standard even at entry level with air conditioning, electric front windows and Hill-start Assist Control included. If you choose the seven-seat version then Toyota’s quick and simple Easy Flat folding system for the rear seats is also standard. In addition to the new Trend grade, Verso is available with a new Avantgarde Bronze paint finish, new cloth upholstery in black and (optional) grey, and a new leather trimmed gear knob as seen in the Toyota Auris. The Verso Trend is also equipped with front parking sensors for belt-and-braces safe and easy parking manoeuvres.
The new Toyota Verso will not be available to order until February 2014 and prices will be announced in the New Year. Customer deliveries will begin in March.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Mon, 16 Dec 2013