The face-lifted Toyota Verso-S has been unveiled and will go on sale this summer
Toyota Verso-S 2015
Toyota Verso-S has received a face-lift for its 2015 model, however it has received a BMW engine instead of a Toyota engine, a 1.6 Litre diesel engine is an exclusively turbocharged unit with four inline pots and is capable of generating 110 horsepower for new Verso-S. It is being replaced by the Toyota D-4D engine for the sake of better efficiency. Toyota’s 2.0 D-4D engines are very capable though, but Japanese automaker has made agreement with BMW to acquire some downsized and most efficient engines from them so, it is part of their agreement to install a BMW engine in the Verso-S models and they stated that the BMW engines are efficient, less pollutant, flexible and offers NVH Free performance from almost 20kg light weight body.
This 1.6 Litre turbocharged engine can develop a maximum power punch of 110bhp at 4000 rpm and a torque of 199 Lb-Ft from 1750 to 2250 rpm.
The all new Toyota Verso-S has a 6-speed manual transmission and the German diesel engine pushes the Verso-S on the road with great agility, from zero to 62 miles per hour in 12.7 seconds and keeps pushing till it reaches the top notch of 115 miles per hour.
The fuel economy of new German diesel engine is much better than the Japanese 2.0 Litre D-4D unit and it delivers 62.8 miles per gallon on a combined fuel consumption cycle. This new engine is greener too with 119g/km of CO2 emissions.
Toyota said that its engineers in Europe have made several changes to the suspension system to refine body control and comfort levels while riding the new Verso-S. Toyota Verso-S 2015 is unveiled with several advanced technologies such as advanced satnav system and beautiful interior; let’s see if Toyota can meet its sale targets with the new Verso-S in Europe.
Toyota has retained its number one spot as the world’s biggest manufacturer beating its closest
rival GM by 270,000 units. Toyota sold 9.98 million vehicles during 2013 up 2% from the year before as Toyota also announced plans to sell 10.32 million vehicles in 2014. Toyota has still managed to revive its fate after the damages it faced in the 2011 tsunami. The tsunami and earthquake in 2011 caused extensive widespread devastation which affected car suppliers and production.
Toyota has also been facing reputational issues after a series of recalls and safety issues as more than 14 million vehicles have been recalled since 2009. However, at the end of 2013, Japan’s exports saw their biggest annual rise for three years. Car exports also rose to 31.3% year-on-year, as the Japanese yen saw big falls in value against the dollar. Toyota has been the top manufacturer in the world for more than 70 years. Toyota was the king of automakers till 2011. However, it regained the number one position in 2012.
GM sold 9.71 million vehicles last year, while Germany’s Volkswagen came in third with sales of 9.5 million vehicles. Toyota’s leading models have been Lexus and Prius hybrid models. Toyota’s sales target for 2014 is 10.32 million which is significant as no carmaker has gone beyond the 10 million mark. The three largest carmakers all had a strong 2013, and the figures are an indication of a healthy global automotive sector.
Toyota Avensis received a facelift, and along came the whole new standard kit, now known as Toyota Avensis Verso. As per using ‘Verso’ with its name, the new Avensis will actually be full of surprises, vividly styled and outstandingly pleasurable. It is designed to pamper the needs of most of the families for being a seven seater that is spacious enough to lodge the usual groceries. It is believed that Avensis Verso will soon find its way to the top list of buyers who prefer mini or a maxi MPV.
A 2.0-litre D-4D engine is fitted in the Toyota Avensis Verso. This engine for Toyota Avensis Verso provides a combined economy of 43.5mpg. The mechanical parts are left unchanged but some major changes are made to the exterior instead. Headlamps are given a sleeker look and the rear lamps are also been redesigned to give a smooth effect. It comprises wonderful on-road characteristics and Toyota Avensis Verso engine problems have not been recorded yet. This family car is indeed very cozy but the luggage space is somewhat wasted by the fixed rear seat which does not fold flat into the floor. All of these cars come with High spec CD play and automatic air conditioning, alloy wheels, satellite navigation, airbags and ABS.
The new look Verso which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September and is offered in the same trim levels as the new Auris, starting with Active, Icon and a range-topping Excel model.
Entry-level Active is the only version to be sold as a five-seater and comes fitted with daytime running lights, air-conditioning, electric front windows, front fog lights and hill-start assist. The seven-seat version starts from £17,995 and comes with Toyota’s Easy Flat folding system. Icon models get 16-inch alloys, privacy glass, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, cruise control and electrically folding mirrors, as well as dual-zone climate control, all-round electric windows and a reversing camera.
Flagship Excel cars are available from £23,445 and come fitted with automatic bi-xenon headlamps, 17-inch alloys, roof rails and keyless entry and start. There are three engines to choose from. The company’s 125bhp 2.0-litre D-4D diesel is available with all three trim levels and comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. A 130bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine is available with Active and Icon trim levels, while a 145bhp 1.8-litre petrol engine with a CVT gearbox is offered with Icon and Excel trims.