Toyota released detailed specs of the new BMW-powered Verso before they open the order books in February 2014. The new compact MPV gets a 1.6-litre D-4D diesel engine from the German automaker which replaces the existing 2.0 liter unit. The new powertrain is 20 kg lighter and 8 percent more economical.
It’s not a simple engine swap that sets the 2014 Toyota Verso apart. The car features a newly-developed dual-mass flywheel, revised engine mounts, and completely redesigned electrical interfaces. Add to that Toyota’s own six-speed manual gearbox and stop-start technology, and you up with one economical family car with amazing versatility in undertaking day to day tasks.
With the an output of 110bhp (82kW) and peak torque is 270Nm, the 2014 Toyota Verso 1.6 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 12.7 seconds and reach a top speed 115mph. That’s the bad news. The Good news is it does 62.8mpg and emits only 119 grams of CO2 for every kilometer it travels.
A lot of structural work has been done on the 2014 Verso to ensure it is also as refined as a family car should be. They have tamed the engine noises and vibrations, while spring settings have been modified for the models using the new engine to ensure levels of body control and ride comfort consistent with the rest of the range.
Standard equipment on all models include electric front windows, 4-speaker audio, USB + Aux-in, electric, heated door mirrors, Front fog lamps, and Vehicle Stability Control. Prices will be revealed closer to launch.