• Oct 1, 2010
2011 Toyota Verso-S - Click above for high-res image gallery

The mini-MPV segment is quite popular outside of the United States, and Toyota has just unveiled its newest member of that market – the 2011 Toyota Verso-S. We didn't know much about it earlier in the year, but the secrets have been spilled at the Paris Motor Show.

The Toyota Verso-S takes the stage as the shortest entrant into the B-MPV segment. However, the interior volume is on par with that of rivaling C-segment vehicles. It is the first car in this category to offer a multimedia, touchscreen system in the center stack. Down the line, an optional Navi-Box feature will be made available which boosts the multimedia capability but it also greatly enhances the navigation system features. The system can display speed camera warnings, sign posts on roadways and allows users to access numerous Google-based connected services. Points of Interest can be downloaded from the internet and entered as destinations. Also, the Navi-Box can display fuel prices, news and weather reports.

The 2011 Toyota Verso-S will go on sale in February 2011. Two engines will be made available; one diesel and one standard gasoline-burner. The diesel unit is a 1.4-liter diesel engine that produces 90 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm. The 1.3-liter gasoline engine produces 99 hp and 93 lb-ft of torque. The gasoline engine is rated at nearly 43 miles per gallon while the diesel unit can hit 55 mpg. Both engines come standard with a six-speed manual transmission however the 1.3-liter can be paired with a seven-speed sequential unit and the 1.4-liter can be fitted with a six-speed automated manual. Click through our gallery of live shots to see the funky little MPV for yourself.



Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      If this was 1999, the Verso would be badged as a Hyundai and the iX20 badged a Toyota. My, how times change.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To me, it looks vaguely like the "Prius Mini-MPV" whose spy shots graced Autoblog last week. Could it be?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a B-segment MPV based on the Yaris.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this for sale in the same markets as the Versa? Seems like the name is too similar.
        • 4 Years Ago
        For a kick-off, in international markets outside of North America, the Versa is known as the Tiida. And furthermore, Toyota has used the Verso designation to designate MPV versions of the Yaris, Corolla, Auris and Avensis for well over a decade.

        So, your point is?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I could see something like this going up against a Honda Fit and filling a need in the US, but the interior looks pretty cheap especially compared to the Hyundai ix20.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well THIS was a dud. It's the ugliest thing I've seen all day.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sorry, didn't mean to reply to you... *embarrassed*
        • 4 Years Ago
        It may not be in the same styling direction Ford and Hyundai are taking, but I actually think it looks pretty decent with clean lines.