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New diesel for Toyota Verso

07 October 2005

  • Two versions, with 134- and 175bhp
  • Cleanest diesel on the market
  • Only small price increases

Corolla Verso front static medium

The Toyota Verso compact MPV will be available with a new, more powerful diesel engine from November, and will cost from £16,100.

The 2.2-litre engine will come with two power outputs, 134bhp and 175bhp, although the higher-output version will only be available in the top-spec T180 model.

The 134bhp diesel cars cost just £100 more than the old 2.0-litre diesel model, however power rises by 20bhp, and fuel consumption drops by less than 1mpg. The top-spec 175bhp Verso delivers 42.8mpg.

This new diesel engine has already been introduced into the Toyota Avensis, and will also feature in next spring’s new RAV4 off-roader.

The 134bhp version is available in T2, T3 and T Spirit specification, but the T180 gets 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, special interior trim and a leather steering wheel included with the £20,900 price tag.

Toyota Corolla Verso 2.2 D-4D Diesel
On sale: November 1
Price From £16,100 – 20,900
Rivals Vauxhall Zafira, VW Touran

Engine 2.2 D-4D 134bhp
0-62mph 9.4 sec
Top speed 122mph
Monthly company car tax bill for lower/higher rate earner £58/£106
Combined economy 44.8mpg (45.6mpg)

Engine 2.2 D-4D (175bhp)
0-62mph 8.8sec
Top speed 128mph
Monthly company car tax bill for lower/higher rate earner £83/£152
Combined economy 42.8mpg

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