New Toyota MPV to debut at Paris show

* Verso-S will be unveiled on September 30 * Rival to Citroen C3 Picasso * Expected to go on sale in the UK early next year...

New Toyota MPV to debut at Paris show

Toyota will unveil a new mini-MPV at the Paris motor show at the end of this month.

Called the Verso-S, the new model is nearer the size of a Yaris than the current Verso, so will give Toyota a rival for the likes of the Citroen C3 Picasso and Nissan Note.

According to the company, the new car is 'an object lesson in space management'. At less than four metres long, it's shorter than any of its rivals, but Toyota says it has a practical, flexible interior.

Full details of the Verso-S will be announced at the show, and it is expected to go on sale in the UK early next year.

More Toyotas at Paris show
Also on show at Paris for the first time will be upgrades for the iQ and Aygo. The iQ will have a new interior finish, aimed at boosting the perceived quality of the car, while the Aygo will benefit from a new multimedia system.

Alongside them on the stand will be the FT-CH concept car that was first shown at the Detroit show in January this year. Smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient than the Prius, the hybrid five-door four-seater shows one way in which Toyota could expand the Prius family in the future.