The interior layout, fit and finish
The first thing you notice when you clamber into the Toyota Proace Verso is just how high up you sit. Even with the height-adjustable driver’s seat on its lowest setting, you tower over SUVs and have a commanding view of the road.
Visibility is, for the most part, very good because of the vehicle's boxy shape, but the shape of the nose means you're never quite sure where the front bumper is, making it tricky to park.
It’s also worth remembering that the Long version is, well, long. That can make finding a parking space a real chore. Family and VIP trims get rear parking sensors as standard, but they’re an option on Shuttle trim. If you’re hoping for front parking sensors and a reversing camera, forget it – they're not available.
When you look around the interior, it’s clear that you’re in something that’s basically a van. There might be lashings of chrome-effect trim and, if selected, leather seats, but the acres of hard plastic give the game away. The Mercedes V-Class is quite a lot prettier inside.
All versions get a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a DAB radio, sat-nav, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring and a USB socket. It’s a fairly easy system to navigate but some of the icons are small and it can be a bit sluggish to respond to commands.
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