“Keeping in line with Toyota’s ‘Keen Look’ design of clear, expressive and intelligent styling, Verso-S’s front face has been upgraded to reflect this with a new assertive dynamic stance. Engaging headlights featuring projector technology and LED daytime running lights are now standard on all grades”, said the company in the official press release.
Headlights with daytime LED are standard on all versions. A feeling of quality is achieved by the new-look on the front grille and chrome accents.
Continuing with the same theme from the front side, the back side of the new Toyota Verso-S has a newly designed tail light with the adoption of LED technology, offering a better contrast. The Toyota Verso-S facelift has new 16 inch alloy wheels with 3D effect. Complementary to the new look, the model will be available with a new exterior “metallic bronze” finishing, which replaces the current “light blue metallic” color.
Inside, the new Toyota Verso-S offers the choice between an interior painted in a mono-color black or bi-tone brown with black seats. To improve the sensation of quality, the materials and stitching have been reviewed and refreshed.
For added safety and convenience, a tire pressure warning was added to the standard equipment list. The Verso-S model is now equipped with the Toyota Touch 2 on the upper equipment levels, which includes a 6.1 inch color touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and optional DAB / DAB +. Also, a reverse camera is standard on the new Toyota Verso-S facelift.
On the list of optional equipment, we also find the Toyota Touch 2 with navigation. The system offers on-board connectivity to extend the range of services and applications, including real-time traffic information from TomTom, Google Street View, Panoramio, Google Search, Weather, information about fuel prices and parking spaces, and so on. Under the hood, the European Verso-S will use the same engine from the latest Ractis lineup. Here we have a 1.33 liter petrol unit and a 1.4-liter D-4D turbo diesel engine. The diesel unit will deliver up to 98 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque while the petrol power still is an unknown factor.
Both the 2015 Toyota Verso-S engines will be connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox, but the petrol unit can also be paired with a Multidrive S, a 7-speed automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) plus sequential paddle shift mode.
Fuel consumption for the Verso-S gasoline engine is rated at 5.5 liters/100 km (42.8 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 127 g / km, while the diesel unit will need 4.3 liters/100 km (54.7 mpg US) and emit 113 g/km of CO2 emission.
The Toyota Verso-S, called Ractis in the Japanese market, will also come with “Trezia” name under Subaru brands.
Sales of the new Toyota Verso-S facelift will begin this summer.