- Trend Plus trim includes rear DVD system and leather upholstery
- Costs £24,650 to buy and £73 a month for a 20 percent taxpayer
- Based on 1.6-litre diesel engine - 62mpg, 119g/km of CO2, and 108bhp
Strengthening the Toyota Verso’s appeal as a family-friendly company car is a new trim level offering more in-car entertainment and leather upholstery.
The Trend Plus grade comes with a twin rear-seat DVD system as standard, including dual monitors and two wireless headsets for independent DVD playback.
You can hook games consoles up too, and powered iPad holders are optional. Icon, Trend and Excel models can add the DVD system as an optional extra.
Plenty of kit for front passengers too
Up front the new model gets Toyota Touch 2 with touchscreen-controlled multimedia and navigation system, which features DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity for phone use and music streaming, online functions and a reversing camera. Leather upholstery is added to the first and second row seats.
Features carried over from the Trend grade include 17-inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, dual-zone air conditioning, rear privacy glass, power windows, seven airbags, front fog lamps and fold-down seatback tables for second row passengers.
The Verso range now starts at £17,770 but a Trend Plus model costs £24,650. A 20 percent tax payer will have a monthly BIK bill of £73, if chosen with a 1.6-litre diesel engine and six-speed manual gearbox. This unit offers 62mpg and 119g/km of CO2, and produces 108bhp.
We found this engine was smoother, quieter and more flexible than the 2.0-litre unit it replaced, offering up 270Nm of torque from just 1,750rpm.
Petrol options include a 1.6-litre petrol Valvematic unit with six-speed manual transmission or 1.8-litre Valvematic petrol with Multidrive S CVT automatic.