Toyota verso was first inaugurated in the 2012 Paris Motor Show. It certainly took away the breath of all the onlookers as it is blessed with the much desired style, comfort as well as dynamism. With great improvements in its interiors, driving comforts, and engine and over other 470 parts; the car is sure to capture an impressive share in the market.
The car retains its ‘dual zone’ styling with a full length character line. A complete series of innovations has been applied to the overall features of the car, most prominent changes being applied to the front-rear of the car. The bumper of the car is fresh, which incorporates a large trapezoidal grille. A smaller upper grille is present between the narrow headlights which dons LED DRLs. The Toyota badge of the car is highlighted on the lower part of the bonnet. The glossy and large lower grille is painted black and is bordered with fog lights. The car also has smaller folding door mirrors having indicators. There are two options, 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels. A low level diffuser is found in the rear end.
The interiors of Verso are also worked upon to give a more luxurious feel. The interiors are finished with a new satin black paint. A soft touch material is used for upper glove box and high quality leather is used on the steering wheel, armrests and door trims. Instrument surrounds, air vents, instrument panel, etc are highlighted with satin chrome trim. An easy flat-7 seating system is available with 32 different and innovative seating combinations. The luggage space is highly adjustable allowing an increase upto 440 L from the existing 155 L. Verso also has an option of a full length panoramic roof which increases cabin light and sense of space.
Coming to the enhancement in the engine specifications, the car is provided with 2.0 L D-4D diesel option. The engine ensures better torque delivery with less engine noise. The engine also allows a considerable decrease in CO2 emissions by 10g/km. The 2.2-L D-CAT diesel engine is available with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The manual variant produces 131kW with 159g/km while the automatic version produces 110kW with a CO2 emissions figure of 178g/km. Both the 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre variants are available with a 6-speed manual transmission while the 1.8-litre is available with a revised Multi-drive CVT transmission. The diesel powered variants’ towing capacities have been increased from 200kg to 1 500kg.
The Verso provides a very convenient ride due to the stability and ride comfort. The improvements in the car have made driving more controllable and handling agile. There is a front MacPherson strut and rear torsion beam suspension for further ease in driving. The series of enhancements has also allowed minimization of engine noise, thus increasing the level of comfort for the passengers.
All the improvements in the features of the car allow it to earn a good 7/10.
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