The new Verso is to be unveiled at the 2012 Paris motor show and joins the new Auris and Auris Touring Sports as the third element in the company’s renewed product offensive in the compact/family car market.
With more than 300 parts changed, the seven-seat Verso has undergone a comprehensive mid-life upgrade.
The interior has been improved, the 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine has been revised for lower CO2 emissions, driving dynamics have been sharpened and NVH levels have been reduced.
Vehicle planning, design and engineering were all led in Europe, and new Verso is being built exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey. European sales are expected to be about 50,000 in 2013, giving the model an approximate five per cent share of its market segment.