IF variety's the spice of life, Toyota's latest Verso is hot, hot, hot.
In fact passengers in the new Trend Plus model can enjoy their own private variety show thanks to the fitting of a rear seat DVD entertainment system as standard. The package includes integrated seatback mounts with dual monitors for independent DVD playback, or, with appropriate accessories, computer gaming. Two wireless headsets are also provided. Customers can choose to add optional, powered iPad holders.
Toyota is also offering the system as an option on Icon, Trend and Excel models in a variety of configurations.
Trend Plus models also get leather upholstery for the front and second row seats plus a touch screen-controlled multimedia and connectivity system with integrated satellite navigation. Functions include DAB radio; advanced Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and music streaming; access to online functions for enhanced journey planning and information and a reversing camera.
Other features, shared with the established Trend grade, include new-design 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.
Latest versions of the Verso feature a new design, seven-spoke, 16-inch alloy wheel design for Icon models and a new Tidal Blue metallic paint option. A space saver spare wheel is now standard on all models, except those specified with an optional panoramic roof.
The 2015 Verso is on sale now, priced from £17,770 for the five-seat Active model. Seven-seat models cost from £18,300 and the newTrend Plus models start at £24,650.