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Toyota to Show New Verso-S MPV in Paris
Toyota will present its latest offering in the competitive mini-minivan segment. The Verso-S, an MPV with a footprint barely larger than Toyota's current North American offerings, will segue Toyota back into the B-segment with an able, space-efficient competitor.

While Verso S details are still thin, the photos shown here indicate that Toyota has taken styling cues from some of the major European marques, such as Renault, in designing its MPV. The chunky exterior hides the fact that, at just four meters (about 157 inches) it's barely longer than a Yaris hatchback, and nearly two feet shorter than a Corolla sedan. The interior is a familiar Toyota design, with a high-mounted gearbox.

We're not sure if the Verso-S will eventually make it to North America (unlike Ford's definite plan for its next Focus C-Max MPV). The Verso name is familiar to Japanese and European buyers who have had their choice of a Corolla Verso or a Yaris Verso, over several generations, for a little less than a decade.




Toyota has too many kinds of vehicles that are similar to this.
 

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Toyota Says Verso-S is Small, Spacious, Smart
According to Toyota Motor Europe president Didier Leroy, the S in the new Toyota Verso-S stands for not one, but three 'S-Words' -- small, spacious and smart.

At roughly 157 inches long, Leroy says the Verso-S is the lightest and most compact (i.e. 'small') vehicle in Europe's B-MPV segment, while at the same time offering a 'spacious' interior. We hopped in to the Verso-S for a minute and indeed, this is a car that maximizes its interior footprint, with a flat floor and room aplenty for rear seat passengers.

In the 'smart' category, the Verso-S gets a 6.1-inch touch screen interface with an integrated rear view camera, a neat two-stage rear load area that allows for more cargo loading flexibility, and a sweet panoramic roof is available as an option. Also smart is the Verso-S's fuel economy, which Toyota is billing as best-in-class. Leroy also called the addition of Toyota's latest generation continuously variable transmission with a seven-speed manual mode -- dubbed Multidrive S -- as more smart thinking.

Leroy also made a point to call out the improved interior materials and build quality of the Verso-S, saying Toyota had listened to customers who had complained about the previous car's cabin issues.

The Verso-S comes with two engine options, a 1.33-liter gas engine with roughly 98 horsepower and a 1.4-liter diesel pumping out about 89 horses. A six-speed manual is the standard transmission and the diesel is available with a transmission dubbed MultiMode, an automated manual with a fully automatic shift mode. We'll add another S to the mix -- slow -- which this car is likely to be in either engine configuration.

All in all, the Verso-S is a vehicle that seems to make a lot of 'sense' for the European market.






 

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Did Subaru buy the old Honda Fit tooling rights? Sure looks like it.
 
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