Toyota Proace Verso
The new Proace presents a comprehensive range to meet more widely professional needs and adds a relevant offer towards customers looking for a spacious and comfortable car. A very complete offering ranging from the Panel Van version to the VIP shuttle of the people carrier, passing by the Crew Cab and the Platform Cab, the Proace adds an unprecedented Compact version that with a 4.6 m length, has the footprint of a Compact Duty Van (CDV) while being able to accommodate 9 passengers or transport load of 4.6 to 5.1 cubic metres.
Design and Packaging
Its striking Under Priority frontal design language identifying it as the latest addition to the Toyota family, the new Proace is available in a choice of three body sizes – Compact, Medium and Long. 4.6 m long and with a 2.9 m wheelbase, the Compact version offers a remarkable size/roominess ratio. Despite still offering a 9-seat cabin capacity or a 4.6 to 5.1 cubic metres load compartment volume, its turning circle of only 11.3 metres makes it easy to manoeuvre and park in built-up areas.
The Medium version is 4.9 m long with a 3.2 m wheelbase. The Long version has the same 3.2 m wheelbase but features an extended rear overhang for greater cargo capacity, increasing overall length to 5.3 m. All variants are 2.2 m wide and 1.9 m high.
The new Proace range is available with a range of five powertrains featuring 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines offering a choice of power outputs and transmissions. Incorporating Toyota’s Stop & Start system, the entire range benefits from CO2 emissions reductions over outgoing models, and now targets best-in-class CO2 emissions in the Medium Duty Van (MDV) segment.
All powertrains are Euro 6 compliant and are equipped with selective catalytic reduction to lower the amount of NOx released into the atmosphere. A 22.5 litre tank of AdBlue ensures the optimal functioning of the system for 15,000 km. The tank can be easily refiled via a filling flap on the B-pillar, accessible behind a cover with the driver’s door open.
The new Proace is equipped with ‘Toyota Safety Sense’, a newly developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations. In addition, the people carrier variant has been awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.
Combining millimetre-wave radar and camera technology for advanced detection capabilities, the new Toyota’s active safety systems include Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Road Sign Assist and Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Adaptive Front Lighting, and an Automatic High Beam system.
PROACE VERSO – Multi-Purpose Vehicle for a New Way of Travelling
- True MPV flexibility
- Carrying capacity of up to nine passengers
- Three grades – Shuttle, Family and VIP
Available in three grades, the new Proace Verso offers customers a choice of three body lengths. Across the entire model range, from the unique Compact, Toyota’s new MPV allows up to 9 passengers to travel comfortably with their luggage.
Five diesel powertrains vary in output from 95 to 177 DIN hp. Mated to a choice of manual, robotised manual and automatic transmissions, they target best-in-class CO2 emissions.
High specification levels include unique, user-friendly equipment such as rail-mounted sliding seats, opening rear tailgate glass, foot-operated automatic sliding side doors and a panoramic roof.
Safety standards are on a par with the high levels expected of any Toyota passenger car, and the Proace Verso has been awarded 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test programme.
Design and Packaging
Benefiting from practical, left- and right-hand side sliding rear doors and a top-hinged tailgate, all three Proace Verso variants are 2.2 m wide and around 1.9 m high.
Family grade models may be identified by coloured bumpers, a chrome trim surround to the lower front grille, foglamps and separate-opening tailgate glass fitted as standard. A grade dependent choice of wheels includes 16” or 17” steel with full-wheel covers and 17” alloys.
A comprehensive options list includes foot-operated automatic sliding side doors and, on all grades of Medium and Long vehicles, a panoramic glass roof.
On board, the robust, functional and spacious interior has been designed to meet the needs of both private and commercial owners, transporting up to nine passengers, and their luggage, in comfort. Comprehensive storage throughout the cabin includes cup-holders and generous door pockets.
The dashboard design features clear, analogue dial instrumentation and ergonomic switchgear. Boasting excellent all-round visibility, the Proace Verso’s SUV-like driving position features a short-throw gear lever mounted as close to the steering wheel as possible, maximising the time driver spends with both hands on the wheel.
Three interior grades build on the durable seat fabric of the entry level Proace Verso with high quality inserts, metallic trim, premium upholstery and, on top-of-the-range models, a centre console-mounted, full-colour, multimedia touch screen.
Grade Structure and Seating Formats
The new Proace Verso offers customers a choice of three grades – Shuttle, Family and VIP. Shuttle and Family grades are available in either Compact, Medium or Long body styles, and VIP grade in Medium and Long bodied variants.
Targeting the self-employed owner and either family or commercial use, with low running costs, the Shuttle grade features a rubber floor with carpet mats and higher quality fabric upholstery. It is available with a choice of 8- or 9-passenger seating configurations.
The Family grade focuses on space, modularity and comfort for leisure users. Its 8-passenger seating layout combines ‘captain’s chair’ front seats with rail-mounted, sliding and removable, 60:40 split second and third row seating, for MPV levels of interior flexibility and practicality. Second row passengers benefit from aeroplane-style tables, and all six rear seats are equipped with the Isofix system.
Designed for use as executive transport and recognisable by its privacy glass, the VIP grade offers customers range-topping equipment specification and comfort levels. Also featuring rail-mounted, sliding and removable second and third row seats, it offers of choice of 6- or 7-seat interior configurations. Mounted on rails between the two second row seats, a foldable table can be deployed for the comfort of rear passengers.
The latter combines front and middle row ‘captain’s chairs’ with a 60:40 split rear tier, whilst the former’s three rows of twinned ‘captain’s chairs’ represent the ultimate in people carrier luxury. Unique to the VIP grade, the centre row seats of either format may be reversed for a more informal travelling configuration.