2011 Toyota Verso-S. The lightest and most fuel-efficient vehicle in the B-MPV segment, the new Toyota Verso-S offers a choice of a 1.33 litre dual VVT-i petrol engine or a 1.4 litre D-4D turbodiesel. The 1.33 litre petrol engine may be equipped with an optional Multidrive, continuously variable transmission (CVT) incorporating a 7-step, sequential paddle shift mode, the first CVT in the segment.
In keeping with its urban-friendly dimensions, the new Toyota Verso-S features short front and rear overhangs. Yet it is given a sleek appearance by its powerful, sweeping coachwork lines and the surfaces created by the combination of smooth transitions between concave and convex sharp edges.
The aerodynamic efficiency inherent in the Toyota Verso-S’s streamlined, monoform styling has been further improved through careful airflow management to reduce cabin noise, enhance fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
An aerodynamic front spoiler features a newly designed, L-shaped cross-section to limit and control underbody airflow. In conjunction with front and rear wheel spats, the flat, vertical surfaces of the bumper extremities create ‘aero’ corners which correct the airflow as it passes down the sides of the car, minimising turbulence in the wheel arches. And an integral roof spoiler controls the flow of air away from the rear of the car.
In combination, these aerodynamic measures help the Toyota Verso-S achieve a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.297.
The new Toyota Verso-S has a long, 2,550mm wheelbase. Its wide opening front and rear doors give access to a spacious, practical and flexible interior. The interior design focuses not only on ergonomic excellence, but also on the high perceived quality and visual and tactile appeal demanded by increasingly discerning B-segment customers.
The dashboard shares the precise, clean lines of the exterior bodywork’s surfaces. It has been divided into upper and lower zones, reducing its perceived mass.
Reinforcing the quality of the new Toyota Verso-S interior, the upper instrument panel and the shoulder area of the front door panels are clad in soft-touch materials, and the instrument panel and upper door trim are finished in a new, geometric grain pattern which changes appearance from differing viewpoints.
The Toyota Verso-S available with a choice of 15” wheel caps or 16” alloys, and 9 exterior colours, including a new Satin Blue metallic finish. Interior trim is available in a choice of black or beige colour schemes with fabric upholstery and high quality black leather on High grade models.