Brussels, Belgium,
09
December
2015
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08:00
Europe/Amsterdam

2016 Verso introduces Toyota Safety Sense, an upgraded interior, newly designed alloys and a new body colour

  • Model year update of Toyota’s European-developed C-MPV
  • Toyota Safety Sense fitted as standard across the range
  • Upgraded interior and improved Toyota Touch® 2 multimedia system
  • Newly designed alloy wheels and a new exterior colour

Designed, engineered and built in Europe, the Toyota Verso has proved a consistently popular contender in the C-MPV segment, with over 700,000 units sold since its initial launch in 2002.

Tailored to meet the increasingly varied demands of today’s MPV customer, the Verso combines Toyota’s legendary Quality, Durability and Reliability with outstanding value for money. Within compact exterior dimensions, it boasts exceptional roominess, boasting one of the best seat couple distances in its class and the true multi-purpose vehicle versatility of the company’s Easy Flat seating system.

A refreshed and up-dated 2016 Verso model range builds on these core attributes with the addition of the Toyota Safety Sense system, an upgraded interior, newly designed alloy wheels and an expanded choice of colours.

Fitted as standard across the entire Verso range, the Toyota Safety Sense system takes active safety and driver assistance to new levels, offering customers a Pre-Collision System[1] (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB).

The upgraded interior benefits from a new leather steering wheel featuring a more solid and dynamic design, and a new gear lever with a premium quality metal and leather finish. Greater interior harmony is achieved through new graphite colour inserts for the centre console, parking brake lever and cupholders.

Further enhancing this greater sense of harmony, Mid grade seats are finished with a new, high quality upholstery which features embossed inserts on both the front and rear of the back rests. And new Dark Grey and Light Grey seats with leather side bolsters bring added refinement to the interior of High grade models.

The improved Toyota Touch® 2 multimedia system features a bigger, 7-inch full colour touch screen. Its latest generation software equips the unit with increased user-friendliness, while the Toyota Touch® 2 with Go and Toyota Touch® 2 with Go Plus navigation systems benefit from improved navigation features and several new functions.

The 2016 Verso model update also includes the availability of a new Platinum Bronze body colour and new 16” and 17” alloy wheels with a more dynamic design and a machine-faced finish.

Available throughout Europe from February next year, the 2016 Verso model range will be available with a choice of 1.6 D-4D diesel, or 1.6L and 1.8L Valvematic petrol engines.

Toyota Safety Sense

Processing information provided by a compact, windscreen head-mounted unit housing both a laser and a camera, Toyota Safety Sense helps prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations.

Between speeds of approximately 10 km/h and 80 km/h, the Pre-Collision System detects vehicles in front and reduces the risk of hitting them from behind. When there is a possibility of a collision it prompts the driver to brake with an audible and visual alert.

PCS also primes the brake system to deliver extra stopping force when the driver presses the brake pedal. If the driver fails to react in time, the system automatically applies the brakes, reducing speed by approximately 30 km/h[2] or even bringing the car to a complete stop, in order to prevent the collision or mitigate the force of impact.

Lane Departure Alert monitors lane markings and helps prevent accidents and head-on collisions caused by leaving lanes. If the vehicle starts to deviate from the lane without the indicators having been engaged, LDA warns the driver with an audible and visual alert.

Automatic High Beam helps ensure excellent forward visibility during night-time driving. It detects both the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the tail lights of preceding vehicles, automatically switching between high and low beams to avoid dazzling other drivers. By using high beams more frequently the system enables earlier detection of pedestrians and obstacles.

Thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense system reducing the risk of being involved in traffic accidents, drivers of the 2016 Verso may benefit from lower insurance costs[3] or a more advantageous insurance reclassification3.

[1] Technical name: Pre-Crash System

[2] Results achieved during testing using a vehicle travelling at 30 km/h and a stationary vehicle; system operation depends on driving environment (incl. road and weather) and vehicle circumstances.

[3] Market dependant

Contact
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Bart Eelen
Senior Manager, Toyota Product Communications
+32 2 745 20 23
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Vincent Dewaersegger
Senior Manager, Toyota Product Communications
+32 2 745 23 76
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Bernadett Hornyak
Toyota Product Communication
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Jean-Jacques Cornaert
Toyota Product Communication
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Kristof Pitteljon
Toyota Product Communication
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Corporate & Online Communication
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