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2013 New Verso DPL: Three grade line-up with improved standard equipment

  • Straightforward, three grade line-up —Live (entry), Active (mid) and Lounge (high)
  • Improved standard equipment specification now represents even better value for money
  • Toyota Touch, a new approach to affordable multimedia systems, fitted as standard from Active grade
  • Touch & Go and Touch & Go Plus —enhanced, full map navigation systems with online connectivity

The new Verso carries over the three grade strategy of its predecessor. However, with an enhanced interior and an increase in standard equipment for each grade, it now represents even better value for money.

Live grade model standard equipment has been increased to now include front foglamps, a Follow Me Home headlamp function and the addition of integrated turn signal lights to the electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors.

To the already comprehensive Live grade, Active grade adds electrically folding door mirrors, a piano black paint finish front license garnish, chrome lower grille trim, chrome foglamp surrounds, a height adjustable front passenger seat, two-tone 16" machine faced alloy wheels and Toyota Touch, which incorporates a back monitor camera.

Lounge grade adds leather seat bolsters, armrest and door trim with double stitching. It features Smart Entry with push start, dual zone automatic air-conditioning, a Sensor Pack, rear side window sunshades, 17'' alloy wheels and High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps.

A comprehensive range of options includes a Sensor Pack with automatic wiper and headlamp operation and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a Skyview roof and HID lamps with integrated LED DRLs.

A new Business Pack has been created with 1.6 litre petrol and 2.0 litre diesel fleet customers in mind. It includes 16" alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, cruise control and Toyota Touch.


Toyota Touch

Fitted as standard in the new Verso from Active grade, Toyota Touch is a 6.1 inch, full colour, touch-screen interface which represents a new approach to affordable, on-board multimedia systems.

It incorporates AM/FM radio with an optional DAB/DAB+/DMB receiver, a CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with a music streaming facility, and a USB port for the connection of portable music players, with the facility to display iPod album cover art. A rear view camera is fitted as standard.


Toyota Touch & Go

Building on the Toyota Touch multimedia base unit, Toyota Touch & Go offers customers an enhanced, full map navigation system representing the best value for money on the market.

Available in 14 languages, Toyota Touch & Go was developed in Europe, with European customers in mind.

The system includes all the most popular navigation functions, such as advanced traffic coverage, customisable speed limits, speed camera warnings, motorway signposting, automatic zoom and junction view at motorway intersections.

Using a compatible mobile phone, via Bluetooth, the system offers on-board connectivity to Google Local Search —the largest and most up-to-date search database in the world. Via Google Maps, destinations may be input remotely from home or office, and Points of Interest may be downloaded for entry as destinations.

The installation of Touch & Go also upgrades the multimedia base unit with the addition of an SMS on-screen send/receive function incorporating a contact person image display.

Further system access to online content and apps includes a Touch & Go Apps function which offers several applications available for download, including fuel prices, weather and parking space information. A new Twitter App has been developed to allow Toyota owners to stay in touch with the 500 million Twitter users over the course of their journey.

Users can tweet a range of both personal and system generated templates whilst driving (free text input and URL links are blocked for safety reasons). Because the App is fully integrated into the navigation system, the templates can include destination and ETA information.

Toyota Touch & Go has been designed specifically to be both affordable and flexible. The system can be easily upgraded with the newest functions, updated maps and the latest Apps, as they become available.


Toyota Touch & Go Plus

When upgraded to Touch & Go Plus, the touch-screen multimedia system comes equipped with 3D city models, landmark graphics and a 'text-to-speech' message readout facility. It will also display SMS text messages, emails and calendars depending on Bluetooth mobile phone compatibility.

The Advanced Voice Recognition function allows the driver to input a full destination, make a phone call, or to pick a specific song from a connected iPod with a single voice command.

Toyota Touch & Go Plus includes three years free map and software updating.