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Toyota Verso

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by Tom (28 January 2013)

Though of more importance to its maker the consumer . on the recent press Toyota executives were to stress that the new 2013 is the company’s first full-scale to incorporate European-based product design, RD and purchasing, from the planning stage onwards.

The car is exclusively at the Toyota Motor plant at Arifye in Turkey, technically is in Asia, but whichever way you at it, Japan isn’t in the equation.

So, the new is very much Toyota Europe’s baby, even so than the new Auris on which it is based. (You may recall the Verso name was first on the MPV derivations of bygone Yaris, and Avensis models, and this new is essentially an MPV version of the Auris, don’t assume that all are seven-seaters because one variant More later.)

Unsurprisingly the Verso, in this powered by the revised 122bhp D-4D diesel engine six-speed manual transmission, a very similar driving to the Auris in that it is quiet and it has nicely weighted and decently power steering, an easy a comfy and compliant ride (on 16 or 17 wheels), more than grip and suitably capable

In short, it’s an absolute to drive, which for most of us of the time is precisely what we

For reasons best known to the Valvematic petrol versions either the six-speed manual or S CVT automatic weren’t present on the but the D-4D motor feels and responsive, and it packs more sufficient punch to whistle two men with overnight luggage at a decent lick, whether be on the autoroute or a particularly sinuous road.

The revisions to the D-4D include a new turbocharger which provide improved torque over a wider rev range For the record the D-4D’s figures are in 11.3 secs and a 115mph but there’s a list of other improvements too with the net result a torquier and quieter engine also greener – CO2 is down 139 to 129g/km, which drops the Verso down a VED band to D, the official combined fuel figure has correspondingly also up from 53.3 to 57.6mpg.

As mentioned, there are other engines in the line-up: either a 1.6-litre Valvematic petrol or a 1.8-litre version of same latter with either the CVT auto or six-speed manual), but seeking Toyota hybrid will have to look to model; either the Prius+ if seats are required, or the new Auris HSD or if five seats will

Speaking of seating, the Verso a large car, so while ample room and comfort in the adults might find a bit cramped after a long in the second row, especially if are three of them, while in with other similarly-sized the two-seat third row is really for only. Folding the seats or vice versa is simple, but the third row seats upright precious little luggage

The Verso comes in three tiers starting with with either five or seats, then Icon and the Excel, the latter two both seven-seaters.

Prices range £17,495 for the Active 1.6 petrol to £23,445 for the Excel with the 1.8 petrol with CVT transmission or the 2.0 manual. Toyota GB predicts the Icon version will be the in the UK, and having downgraded from an to an Icon on the press launch I feel remotely hard by as Icons come as standard a six-speaker touchscreen multimedia plus DAB radio and Bluetooth, a camera, dual-zone climate cruise control and more.

To that the Excel adds that you couldn’t live except possibly its roof – handy if you want to fit a roof box – but not worth an additional £2000.

The options list includes the Touch Go system which satnav and Google Local while a £550 panoramic is available for Icon and Excel although this can’t be with roof rails. more tempting is a £700 grade pack with headlights, LED daytime lights and rails.

Apparently the new Verso features no that 470 parts that been changed from the model, with 60% of them I’m not sure how many of new parts account for the new model’s revised and much improved styling, but however many it was it as the old Verso was never much of a and, parked alongside the more keenly-styled new model, the old one now even frumpier.

So, it’s to drive, it looks sharp, it well, it’s practical, and well-built, and I’m very pushed to find fault. all that’s missing is lashings of but what do you want? Blood?

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