Wintonsworld – Toyota Corolla Verso

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Quality, Design Features It Ahead Of The Competition

SEVILLE, The Toyota Corolla Verso is a sensible, such a complete you#146;d think that all designers might now just as all retire. There can#146;t be left for them to do.

This car is not in the exciting, it#146;s not meant to be. But if a car to do jobs for its owners, then one does it all.

It has seven The rear two rows, and the middle fold flat into the leaving a huge loading It looks neat.

A car that all this could be forgiven for like a container on wheels, but the Verso does have a road presence and some curves.

It won#146;t break the Prices start at £14,495 euros) for the 1.6 litre T2 model, if you are tempted by some of the extra on offer like a diesel automatic transmission and satellite you will rapidly approach a closer to £20,000 (30,000

For all its utilitarian quality, the Corolla drives very well. It is and stable on motorways, and feels and incisive on curvy roads. The driving position gives a feeling of security. The quality of the inside the car feel absolutely top

The gear lever sits in the of the dash, freeing up space the driver and passenger. The speed and rev dials are very sporty and as well as being easy to

Number One Compact MPV

Toyota has very fast on its feet the new design of the Corolla Verso. all it is only about two years it introduced the previous Verso. But had only 5 seats.

And the success in the market place of the Zafira and Renault Grand and the most recent VW Touran 7 seven seats, has persuaded to move quickly.

Toyota is now producing the best compact MPV on the

This leaves Ford a bit embarrassed with its 5-seat You could argue that is a bit like offering an automatic with a manual override. owners will never use it.

owners will never use the two seats in the back, but it is a powerful tool to demonstrate that the is there, and if you don#146;t want it leave them stowed floor.

Diesel The Best

The Verso will be available a choice of 3 engines #150; an level 1.6 litre 109 bhp petrol, a 1.8 127 bhp petrol, and a 114 bhp 2.0 litre diesel. I the 1.8 petrol automatic and 2.0 litre manual on the roads around in late March. The diesel was the best, pulling urgently and The five-speed manual gearbox was and accurate.

The automatic box on the 1.8 litre was not completely convincing, providing almost hesitant changes up the gears. The manual override, I often use when slowing up for or motorway junctions, worked a Toyota claims that the box provides better fuel than the manual gearbox.

is well provided for, nine airbags as standard, one to protect the driver#146;s knees. All in the range have ABS and Electronic Distribution. The two top option grades T3 and T Spirit, have Vehicle Control, which intervenes the computer detects the possibility of the losing control.

These two also have Control and Brake Assist.

Around Corners

One interesting extra is the Park Assist which uses a rear-mounted to project a picture on to the Satellite screen to show the terrain you when reversing. It also you where the current position of the wheel will direct the This is a direct steal the Lexus RX300 SUV, is of course part of the Toyota

Cornering Assist Monitor cameras at the front to help see oncoming vehicles or pedestrians and at blind junctions.

Another in the Verso is a system to determine the of the engine oil according to its soot When the soot level a predetermined level, an oil-change will light up on the dashboard.

Avoid Traffic Jams

If you in the Satellite Navigation System, you also get Electronic Traffic which receives traffic from a range of sources, local radio and the police, when the car radio is switched The system can then provide warning of trouble ahead. If the is following a pre-programmed route, the system will automatically an alternative route.

This great in theory, but I#146;m that my experience of SatNav is pretty much hit and miss. The used on the car around Seville to get me comprehensively lost.

Top Compact MPV

The Corolla Verso gets my as the top compact MPV. We#146;ve for a long time that cars were the tops in of reliability and functionality. Now, is producing cars which are as well as useful, and which great too. If you are spending own money on a new car, buying looks increasingly intelligent.

In surveys, Japanese brands outshine offerings from the of Renault, Peugeot, Citroen, Ford, Opel and Volkswagen.

the Japanese taking control of priced cars, and the Koreans to assault the cheaper end of the market, hard top see what the Europeans can do to the rot.

Neil Winton April 6, 2004

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