Toyota has confirmed prices and specification for the new Verso, which will arrive in the UK early in 2013, and achieved lower CO2 for diesel versions.
The heavily revised model, revealed at the Paris Motor Show in September, now looks more closely aligned with the latest Auris, while CO2 emissions are reduced so diesel versions now achieve 10g/km lower than before at 129g/km.
The interior has been given a more upmarket feel with more consistent lighting and graphics treatment as well as new upholstery designs.
The Verso range adopts 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 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.
The Toyota Touch multimedia touchscreen control system on the Icon and Excel models can be upgraded to Touch & Go (£650), adding satellite navigation and on-board connectivity to Google Local Search (with appropriate mobile phones and service plans) with access to useful applications for more detailed local information and resources.
A Skyview panoramic roof is available for Icon and Excel models (£550). One of the largest on the market, it brings significantly more light into the cabin, increasing the sense of spaciousness (it cannot be fitted when roof rails are specified). An Appearance Pack is available for Icon grade, which provides bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights with roof rails (£700).
|Active 5-seat||1.6 Valvematic petrol||6MT||£17,495|
|Active 7-seat||1.6 Valvematic petrol||6MT||£17,995|
|Active 7-seat||2.0 D-4D diesel||6MT||£19,495|
|Icon 7-seat||1.6 Valvematic petrol||6MT||£19,945|
|Icon 7-seat||1.8 Valvematic petrol||Multidrive S||£21,445|
|Icon 7-seat||2.0 D-4D diesel||6MT||£21,445|
|Excel 7-seat||1.8 Valvematic petrol||Multidrive S||£23,445|
|Excel 7-seat||2.0 D-4D diesel||6MT||£23,445|