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Toyota Verso

2013 car review

By RTWhyte | Posted: 05, 2013

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Compact not the kind subject to get the after-dinner buzzing, but sales of these with the flexible cabins many families consider essential even if they not the chat about it.

You’ve that time when coupes and three-door hot hatchbacks are no viable.Handling dynamics have way for seat flexibility, 19-inch wheels replaced by ample and luggage capacity replaces capacity.

It is time to accept the car on your driveway has morphed something more functional.

A for transportation, laden with toys, the ever-present smell of wet dog and sweets clinging to the seat There’s no love here, a need, a need to get around as much of life’s detritus on as possible.

But wait, the flexible family need not be functional without the Manufacturers are striving to offer a appealing package in which to your offspring and their Forget Vauxhall Zafiras of old and Toyota Versos, these new wear the robes of far slicker

The new Toyota Verso is one such It is part of the company’s drive the brand more enticing. no doubting people like if they didn’t it wouldn’t be the leading car seller, posting sales in excess of 9.7 million in

But that it seems is not enough.

the stewardship of Akio Toyoda the is aiming to introduce more motors, cars which want to drive rather just have to.

And the new Verso is certainly a step in the direction. It’s still a seat MPV (a five-seat version is in Active trim) but the penmen at European design centre made a decent job of disguising the It’s broader, longer and to sit lower than the model it And that’s no bad thing.

That makes it at a least appear dynamic. Now, although the has undergone substantial remodelling, the has remained much the same as the version and here’s where confusion occurs. If the company is so about dynamic experience of the new why leave the tail pretty unchanged?

Could it be that functionality is more important in a car of this

It would certainly seem so.

The lip is both low and level with the floor and the door appeture is enough to accept bulkier But, unfortunately, the rear arches do take a decent out of the available floor-space.

Despite the for dynamic, surely the triumph for the is the entirely functional folding system, which is ridiculously to use. All five of the independent seats can be folded flat just the pull of one lever per This Toyota explains 32 different seating permutations.

My is you’ll use, at most, but it’ll be nice to know you a further 27 at your disposal.

As with any compact MPV, the pair of seats are strictly off to adults, they are the domain of

Oh, you will get an … in there, but are you won’t be able to get them out

But beyond the little people’s in the rear the rest of the cabin is The second row seats offer a deal room for three and no transmission tunnel to stifle Move to the front and the combination of dash and large rakish make the Verso feel indeed.

Satin silver have never appealed to me, of my Airfix P51 Mustang crashing to its from the bedroom window have scared me emotionally.

But it seems enough buyers them for car manufacturers to keep ample use of them. Apart that gripe, materials throughout the cabin are of good The dash itself is soft to press your fingers and the overall feel is of a car well-bolted

For the UK, three powertrains are available the choice of two transmissions. Toyota the D-4D diesel married to the manual gearbox to claim the of purchases.

It proves a pretty mix, although never the 2.0-litre diesel unit well from low down in the rev and on the whole goes unnoticed in the

Surprisingly, the Verso is well on the road. It’s no hatchback in the stakes, but that’s not why you’re it. What you will get is a smooth untroubled by potholes and speed a decent driving experience and fuel returns.

Designed and engineered at Toyota’s design centre close to France, Verso is the first to be created in Europe for a European whether that boosts its remains to be seen, but the company is that 50,000 will be across the continent this with more than finding new homes here in the UK. one be on your drive?

The Verso is from £17,495

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