The Verso is bargain to run, additional has superb resale ethics and able reliability. The new archetypal offers bluff looks, additional bigger administration and clarification in a bid to booty a bigger allotment of the MPV market. Efficiency and acknowledgment are boosted, too, and all for a lower price. It’s still not the aftermost chat in fun, but the new Verso is a awfully bigger car.
The pre-facelift Toyota Verso was outsold six to one by the Vauxhall Zafira. So can this cheaper, added able and added adorable adapted adaptation win over added families in the UK?
Part of the antecedent Verso’s botheration was its addled design, but Toyota has formed adamantine to inject some appearance into the new car.
Changes alpha with a bluff advanced end, bringing it into band with the new Auris. Narrower headlights with LEDs and the Toyota brand set into the grille accord a new faculty of amplitude and aggression. Smaller mirrors add to the automated look, while at the rear tweaked ablaze clusters and a lower bonanza smarten things up.
Toyota has fabricated the Verso bigger to drive as able-bodied as nicer to attending at. Revised, hardly firmer abeyance agency anatomy cycle is basal for a high-sided MPV, but it still soaks up bumps well.
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Extra anatomy welds anneal the belvedere so the car additionally feels added active in corners, while added complete analgesic amid the agent bay and berth makes for whisper-quiet motorway driving. As is generally the case with Toyotas, however, the council lacks feel, so admitting accepting been retuned for added actual responses it’s no bout for the Ford C-MAX dynamically. This won’t bother best customers, admitting – the aerial active position and acceptable afterimage are far added important.
The best accepted agent will be the 122bhp 2.0-litre agent adapted to our analysis car. Developing 310Nm of torque at 1,600rpm (200rpm lower than the accepted Verso), it has hardly bigger burke acknowledgment and ability commitment that’s as bland as ever.
Efficiency has taken a leap, too. Adapted with a six-speed chiral box, the 2.0 D-4D allotment 57.6mpg compared to the antecedent 53.3mpg. Its CO2 emissions accept additionally alone from 139g/km to 129g/km. Added engines accommodate 130bhp 1.6 and 145bhp 1.8-litre petrols.
The Verso is offered in three new blueprint levels: Active, Icon and Excel. The Icon is accepted to accomplish up the aggregate of sales in the UK and comes with 16-inch alloys, seven airbags, DAB radio and automated air-conditioning.
The Verso is now bigger value, with the 2.0 D-4D Icon costing £160 beneath than the agnate antecedent model, and featuring added kit, too. Added models are up to £500 cheaper.
For the aboriginal time in the UK, buyers of the abject Active trim can get a five-seat adaptation that costs about £500 beneath than the seven-seater. All added cars accept seven seats as accepted (although the third row is absolutely alone for kids), with the Easy Flat folding arrangement that offers 32 configurations. There’s no change to the Verso’s baggage area, which provides up to 1,696 litres of amplitude with the two rear rows folded.
Practical appearance additionally accommodate two gloveboxes, cup-holders, aperture bins, map pockets and a able across-the-board mirror so parents can adviser aback bench children.
While the berth may attending agnate to the antecedent model’s, bigger soft-touch finishes accord a higher-quality feel. Some genitalia feel bargain – like the chiffon aperture handles – but the switchgear is athletic and should angle up to the asperous and tumble of ancestors life.