Conversely Schminkter savers

Cologne, July 14, 2014

On instruction from the very top, from CEO Akio Toyoda personally, Toyota is now seeking to a sportier and more emotional image. Help cars like the GT86 or the X - look of the new Aygo. But are the product portfolio yet the bore in the superior power, vehicles like the Verso, the Auris or Avensis. Or the small car named Van Verso-S the same design and even less known brother Subaru Trezia was set recently. Now, the car gets an appreciation.

Very subtle transformation

While the Yaris after the currently imported facelift completely different looks, get the based on the Yaris Verso-S only a very subtle facelift. Actually, it's so subtle that you would rather speak of a new made-up face: The front gets a modified grille, new LED daytime running lights and other LED lights. In addition, the Verso-S is now also available for purchase in " Bronze Brown Mica Metallic".

Verso-S Comfort instead of Verso-S Life

The equipment ranges of variants Verso-S and Verso-S Cool are unchanged, except for the adventitious tire pressure warning system. The next higher equipment is now named Verso-S Comfort instead of Verso-S Life. Here are black seat cushion new, and leather steering wheel and leather gear knob will in future be adorned by a silver seam. Therefore, this version loses the darkened rear side windows that have been moved into the top version of Verso-S Club. The top equipment receives from now 16-inch alloy wheels with a new design. Optional is now a " Comfort Plus Package " for election, the automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror and a keyless entry system comes up with light and rain sensor.

Slightly higher prices

Are as before to drive the Verso-S is a 1.33 - liter gasoline engine with 99 hp and a 1.4 - liter diesel with 90 hp. Both engines are combined as standard with a six-speed transmission and only meet the Euro-5 emissions standard. For the gasoline engine is available on request and the continuously variable transmission called Multidrive S available. Prices start at 15,400 euros now, so the base price increases by 350 euros. Launch on 19 July 2014.

Quartet with assigned roles

Among the competitors of the Verso-S include Ford B-Max, Citroën C3 Picasso and Kia Venga. All these models have an advantage for themselves: The Ford has standard rear sliding doors, the Citroën has impressive 500-1506 liters of the largest trunk and the Venga comes with a base price of 14,190 euros the cheapest. And the Verso-S? He, too, has its unique feature: it is in the petrol engine? the diesel hardly plays a role in the small class? the lightest and most fuel-efficient vehicle. It weighs only 1,145 pounds and the standard consumption is 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers? the others need six liters or more. (sl)