2013 Toyota Verso at Paris Motor Show review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 1 October 2012 , 16:10:24 byAngela

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Toyota Verso at Paris Motor Show

Japanese Toyota revealed for the first time the new Verso, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The specialists have changed more than 300 parts of the Verso. It is now more versatile, roomier and it offers more style and improved handling in comparison with the current model.

From the outside, we can see the new design language that has been adopted to project a family look that makes us think of the Auris and Auris Touring Sports. The carmaker wanted to reduce the perception of the height of the vehicle by emphasizing its width and length. We can also see a redesigned bumper, a smaller upper grille and a horizontal bar with a chrome finish that extends into the headlamp units and this way it highlights the width. At the back, the model features a new bumper that incorporates an integrated low level diffuser. In terms of interior, the carmaker offered extensive new trim details and also a new satin black paint finish. A full-length panoramic roof is available which measures 2.340 by 1.280 mm offering more light into the cabin. It also gives the impression of more interior space.

In terms of power trains Toyota Verso has a 2.0-liter D-4D diesel which produces 10 g / km less CO2 emissions, so less than 130 g / km. the next variant is a 2.2-liter D-CAT diesel engine which is available with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The former reaches 175 BHP and the CO2 emission level 159 g / km and the latter 148 BHP and 178 g/km CO2 emissions. There are also the 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter petrol engines which are both mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Its design offers the stability and the comfort of a conventional passenger car. The body control and its agile handling were achieved thanks to the revised driving dynamics. The rigidity of the body has been improved and the suspension has been tuned in order to provide a more comfortable ride. The noise of the combustion engine has been reduced and the sound damping is better between the cabin and the engine compartment.