With the 2013 Toyota Verso has a family van in the offer that has already been distinguished by its generous space and the good price / performance ratio. The facelift brought the hitherto rather staid Van a good portion dynamics. Toyota has in fact especially the front section assumed that now follows the new design line Toyota and the Van is not only a very individual character, but it can also act as very high quality and sporty.
Verso with the popular 2.0-liter diesel engine with 124 hp elected in the upscale lounge facilities. Toyota Verso with ABS, ESP, 7 airbags, 17 "alloy wheels, xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, electrically adjustable, heated and foldable exterior mirrors, a parking aid front and rear, rear view camera, cruise control, electric windows front and rear, a front center armrest, the Toyota Touch system with 6.1 "touch screen, a 2-zone climate control, a cooled glove box, a CD radio with AUX-in and USB connection, 6 speakers and more much more.
The changes in the interior are down only slightly the facelift, but in sum, the revised Verso has a much higher quality. Was revised especially the center console, which now houses the new Toyota Touch system with 6.1 "touch screen. Moreover, the Verso has also received lots of chrome trim elements in the Lounge version, which gives the interior a sporty touch. On require some getting used to at first glance to be the center, but towards the driver-oriented fittings, but after a few meters you will find the positioning his favor.
After all, the Verso will look even more spacious, an impression which is perhaps enhanced by the large panoramic roof. Also, the operation of all functions is very simple, only the Toyota Touch system has many idiosyncratic logic. So it is for example not as easy wegzuschalten the traffic, here the driver must laboriously in any submenu and goes looking for it in danger of being equal to itself a report in Traffic.
No reason to complain when there is space available. The 446 cm long Van offers truly princely space. In two rows, larger people comfortably, and the trunk volume is also designed to be very family friendly with 484 liter capacity. At the request of the boot can be increased by folding the rear seats up to 1,575 liters. Many practical shelves round the positive impression of the interior further.
In addition to the interior of the 2.0-liter diesel also turns out as a family friend. The 124 hp (91 kW) engine may be gone from the start convincing with a pleasant smoothness and lively performance. Its maximum torque of 310 Nm, it provides 1600-2400 r / min. For the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h, the Verso 2.0 D-4D then needs 11.3 seconds, top speed is 185 km / h
The motor is especially suited to cross-country trips a good pulling power, which at low speed is too much power in high gears available. The manual 6-speed transmission also can be buttery soft switch and is translated rather long, so you can be on the road quite gearshift and yet economical.
Those who do not so often uses the liveliness of the engine, will come surely looking pretty close to the factory consumption of 4.9 liters. In normal driving mode, not at all hesitant acceleration and driving pleasure present, we have come in our test on 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers. The compact van that is also fun to drive and is very good on the road. To the great surprise are more sporty chassis and suspension tuned, without, however, have significant adverse effects on comfort.
The very light steering could indeed be a bit more direct, but when parking is very good. Through the large windows of the Verso is also very clear, when the parking aid parking maneuvers and the rear camera support in addition.
So the van loses its terror in the city and there is just so good to move as a small car. But as an ideal family transporter, he naturally shows its strengths on the long haul. The noise insulation is up to 110 km / h very good, but then raise the wind and road noise - as so often in Japanese cars that are geared towards other speed limits than ours.
In any case, the facelifted Toyota Verso has a very positive effect. He has kept its strengths, has improved in detail and can mainly has set a truly dynamic appearance. The generous space and good facilities in combination with the fair price can be sure not only the heart beat of the family head, even for the practical Van Company can be an alternative to other vehicles.
The economical diesel allows for very smooth performance, in combination with the suspension set for a car of this class a lot of fun.