The 2017 Toyota Verso will benefit from the most recent set of updates it received for the 2016 model year. Other than that, expect this compact MPV to bring only minor cosmetic tweaks. As for the latest facelift, it gave the Verso an upgraded interior, as well as a brand-new Safety Sense system. Making its debut in 2009 as the successor to the Corolla Verso, the model is currently sold in Europe, South Africa, China and Israel. After the recent set of updates, the dependable Verso will surely become even more competitive in the race with the likes of the Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford C-Max and Peugeot 5008.
European sales of the 2017 Toyota Verso are most likely to commence in late 2016.
2017 Toyota Verso Recent Updates
As mentioned, the Verso MPV will be offered with Toyota’s new Safety Sense array of systems. Offered as standard on all models, the Safety Sense includes lane departure warning, automatic high beams and a pre-collision system. The latter benefits from a camera and a laser fitted on the car’s front end, alerting the driver of a potential crash with a warning signal in the cabin. The system also adds extra stopping power to the brakes and is even able to apply the brakes automatically instead of the driver.
As for the interior upgrades, they include a sportier steering wheel wrapped in leather, as well as a new shift knob with a leather and metal finish. The cabin also gets a revised center console with graphite color inserts, same as those found on the cup-holders and the parking brake lever. The 2017 Toyota Verso will be offered with a new fabric upholstery that covers the seats and features embossed inserts. The range-topping models will add optional part-leather trim in light gray. Also,the latest generation of Toyota’s Touch2 infotainment system features a more easy-to-use interface and some new functions.
2017 Toyota Verso Engine Options
The 2017 Toyota Verso aimed at the European markets will be offered with a choice of one diesel and two petrol-powered engines. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel gives 110 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. Now, the petrol range includes a 1.6-liter four-cylinder making 130 hp and a 1.8-liter unit churning out 145 hp. Buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual gearbox and a continuously variable transmission.