Facelift for Toyota Verso
FACELIFT FOR THE VERSO: The new Toyota Verso appears more assertive but sticks to its 'family identity' as well
BRUSSELS, Belgium - The next Toyota Verso will have its world debut at the 2012 Paris auto show.
The arrival date for the car in South Africa is not yet known. A Toyota SA representative said: "There isn't a timeline yet for this model. We will convey information closer to
The car has Toyota’s new design language with a clear family identity, an improved interior, a revised two-litre D-4D engine with less CO2 emissions, enhanced driving dynamics and NVH levels.
With more than 470 changed parts, Toyota says, the new Verso represents a comprehensive mid-life cycle upgrade for Toyota in Europe.
Integral to Toyota’s C-segment rejuvenation, the new Verso has been planned, designed, engineered and built under the leadership of Toyota Motor Europe.
The cars will be assembled only at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey and are expected to sell around 50 000 in 2013, giving the company an approximate five percent segment share in Europe.
The new Verso features the company’s striking design language and styling elements, hallmarking it as the latest model in the Toyota family line-up. The new front and rear styling has been designed to reduce the perception of height while placing an emphasis on width and length.
It has a large, trapezoidal lower grille set in a redesigned front bumper and a smaller upper grille running full width between the new narrower but more assertive headlight clusters with incorporate new LED daytime running lights and come with high-intensity discharge globes.
In profile, this Verso retains the model’s trademark, dual-zone styling expressed by a strong character line from the leading edge of the front bumper, rising through the lower edge of the doors before sweeping upwards through the C pillar to define the roof-mounted spoiler.
The new Verso will be available in a choice of 11 exterior colours.
The Verso’s interior features the use of new trim detailing and a black paint finish. The instruments are back-lit but the aircon dials and display, and all switchgear including window switches, are illuminated in orange for legibility without excessive distraction after dark.
Despite its compact packaging, the Verso has interior roominess with 975mm between the first and second row of seats.
The Toyota seven-seating system offers true MPV flexibility, with 32 positions, and a 2340mm by 1280mm skylight is an option.
Toyota Touch, a 15.5cm, full-colour, touch-screen, is a "more affordable" approach to affordable, multimedia system now standard in upper Verso grades and Toyota Touch & Go Plus equips the new Verso with an (optional) satnav.
A new option pack has been created with fleet customers in mind, which includes a leather steering wheel, cruise control and Toyota Touch.
The new Verso will be equipped with a choice of five engines, each benefiting from advanced technologies and internal improvement programmes of Toyota Optimal Drive.