First Drive: Toyota Verso – Yahoo Cars

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AS some choose to go down the #39;world route and pursue a one size all policy regarding car design and Toyota is taking a more approach with its Verso people carrier.

There#39;s no North American buyers be willing to embrace what is in Europe, and visa versa. And they#39;re not alone in the industry, bosses hope the decision to and engineer cars destined for in Europe will give an important competitive edge.

latest Verso is a good of how such logic can pay off. the car#39;s design having in France, the engineering and development in Belgium and the factory located in Toyota#39;s answer to Volkswagen#39;s and Ford#39;s C-Max promises to be hit than miss for its European

Design-wise the Verso apes the Auris with its rakish With the Verso, Auris and it#39;s clear that European designers are keen to their core C-segment a distinctive appearance.

While can be a subjective subject there#39;s no the work that#39;s been to ramp up refinement. Much has done to reduce noise and it only takes a moment behind the wheel to notice the of road, wind and tyre plus the subdued character of the diesel engine.

Whether purchased for private or use, diesel has historically the engine of choice. For this the unit has been comprehensively with the resulting benefits reduced fuel consumption, and noise plus greater and responsiveness. For those who are less the Verso retains its 1.6 and 1.8-litre motors – the latter exclusively with Toyota#39;s gearbox.

Completing the car#39;s ability to deliver a hushed experience is the, predictably, suspension set-up. The combination of settings and a tweaked bodyshell resulted in car capable of delivering an level of ride comfort. the tall-ish Verso will a little when cornering, but the is minimised by the suspension set-up and the supportive front seats.

If you value a supple ride any ill-conceived go-faster tendencies the Verso#39;s pretty much got it

Obviously there#39;s more to a carrier#39;s abilities than how it Historically the Verso’s been a MPV and while this remains the entry-level variants can also be had five seats. The obvious off is more boot space, but the seat arrangement allows you to the rearmost pair flat.

Continue this with the row – all rear seats are and can be folded one handed – and got an expanded flat load

As you#39;d expect given the conventional footprint, third row and legroom is fine only for children. There#39;s better up front, with both and middle row occupants treated to than family hatch of room. Factor in the car#39;s glass roof, though not in with roof rails, and the benefits greatly from the light.

Which is a bonus the uncluttered appearance of the Verso#39;s although the car#39;s funky cluster is proof that designers like to experiment.

The Verso also benefits a good level of standard There#39;s a choice of three levels (Active, Icon, with Icon destined to be the popular choice. This you can expect DAB radio plus a interface, alloy wheels, climate control, privacy reversing camera, cruise and a leather steering wheel.

Top Excel adds keyless and entry, Xenon dusk-sensing part leather seats, wipers and roof rails. The notable optional kit is Toyota#39;s combination multimedia sat-nav complete with a Google function.

As rounded products go the is hard to ignore. More cars exist but there#39;s a compromise to be endured. However, if you refinement and ease of use over performance the Verso rewards with a hushed ride, space and generous levels of kit and creature comforts.

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Model: Verso 2.0 D-4D Icon, from £21,445 on the road.Engine: diesel unit developing 6-speed manual transmission as driving the front wheels.Performance: speed 115mph, 0-62mph seconds.Economy: 57.6mpg.CO2 Rating:

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