Toyota’s first try to establish its position in the market of compact minivans in Europe was relatively unsuccessful. The original version of this nameplate was in production between 2011 and 2018 and the model was discontinued. However, it looks like it is just temporary and that the all-new model is coming back, like the 2020 Toyota Verso.
Those are the latest rumors about this MPV, which come from unofficial sources. On the other side, the company is still quiet on this matter, so the best would be to take the following paragraphs with reserve. According to them, the new model could come already in the next year.
2020 Toyota Verso Redesign
It’s not hard to presume how the base design characteristics will look like in this case. The original version was heavily based on the legendary Corolla and we expect the same from the 2020 Toyota Verso. The famous compact car has been redesigned recently and it comes with plenty of new design solutions which will be applied to the new MPV as well. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the architecture.
Count on the company’s new TNGA platform, which brings significant improvements in terms of driveability, efficiency and many other aspects. Therefore, the 2020 Toyota Verso should be much more fun to drive, compared to its predecessor.
When it comes to the styling, we don’t expect bigger surprises. The 2020 Toyota Verso will follow the brand’s latest design language. So, we will see a familiar front end design, which will be pretty much identical to the new Corolla. On the other side, the overall shape probably won’t feature any radical change compared to the previous generation. Count on typical MPV proportions, though with a completely new sheet metal that will provide a more dynamical appearance.
Big changes are expected on the inside. The previous generation was well-built from the inside, but it lacked refinement, things like soft-touch materials, more attractive dashboard and similar things. The new 2020 Toyota Verso should come with notable improvements. Of course, we expect to see pretty much the same dashboard as in the Corolla and other latest models of the brand, which is highlighted by curvy lines and a large tablet-like infotainment screen.
Of course, there is no doubt that the new model will be full of the latest tech features, particularly in terms of safety systems, where Toyota has always been an industry leader.
2020 Toyota Verso Engines
Although designed primarily for the European market, the new 2020 Toyota Verso won’t be available with diesel engines, like it was the case with the previous generation. The new model will come with two hybrid and one of two gasoline version in the offer. The most interesting is probably a new hybrid powertrain, based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, with a combined output of around 180 horsepower. Also, there is the old, super-reliable and economical 1.8-liter hybrid, which is good for 121 horsepower.
When it comes to pure gasoline options, there is a 1.2-liter turbo-four, which delivers around 115 horsepower. Also, we expect to see a well-known 1.8-liter unit in the offer, which is good for about 140 horsepower.
2020 Toyota Verso Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Toyota Verso is still just a rumor. Everything you’ve read in this article is based on rumors, as the company is still very quiet on this matter. According to unofficial reports, the new model could come already in the next year. However, we won’t speculate about the more precise launch date and price. Moreover, take the 2020 Toyota Verso’s comeback with a big reserve.