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Toyota Verso gets updated for 2014

Mon, 16 Dec 2013

Toyota Verso gets updated for 2014

We already knew the Toyota Verso MPV would be getting the option of a BMW diesel engine for 2014, but Toyota have a number of upgrades for the Verso to go along with the new engine. There’s a new trim level on offer – the Verso Trend – that slots in-between the Icon and Excel Versos – which gets a black C-Pillar decal to give the illusion of a floating roof, a bit like the Verso.

Other additions for the Trend include a set of five-spoke alloys, front fogs and privacy glass with Toyota Touch 2 with Go adding in SatNav, connected services, Google Street View and TomTom Traffic info, front parking sensors and a rear view camera (part of the Touch 2 Package) to make parking easier.

As well as the new Verso Trend – and the Active, Icon and Excel trim levels – there’s also a new Avantgarde Bronze paint job, new cloth upholstery and a leather trimmed gear knob (be still, my beating heart).

But the big deal is the BMW 1.6 D-4D diesel engine – which replaces the old Toyota 2.0 litre engine – which manages to be 8 per cent more efficient, with 62.8 mpg and 119g/km, than the Toyota engine it replaces.

The 2014 Toyota Verso goes on sale in February 2014 with first deliveries expected in March. The new BMW diesel is available right across the Verso range.

By Cars UK