2016 Toyota Verso receives the new Safety Sense as standard equipment image

The largest automaker in the world, also Japan’s biggest company, Toyota Motor has pledged to become almost entirely green by 2050 – but it wants to reach new safety standards even faster.

As such, every little thing counts and now we have the 2016 model year Verso van that will come with a host of new amenities and updates. Since we’re dealing with an MPV and Toyota’s well known lack of design enthusiasm (though that’s slowly changing and perhaps not in the right direction – just look at the Prius) the Verso is hardly the most interesting van out there – though it might get a boost in front of families if the clients remember this is a compact multi-purpose vehicle designed in Europe for European drivers. And the same families might now feel safer knowing the 2016 Verso also boasts the proprietary Toyota Safety Sense system which comes with an entire array of elements: Pre-Collision System (PCS), Automatic High Beam (AHB), and Lane Departure Alert (LDA).

Additionally, the automaker will also deliver an updated Touch 2 infotainment system with a 7 inch screen that has the Go Plus navigation, added new functions and also comes with a more facile interface. Other amenities included are the leather-covered steering, or the graphite color finish for parts of the cup holders, parking brake lever, and on the center console. The medium trim level comes with a new higher quality upholstery, light grey and dark grey seats, the new Platinum Bronze exterior hue and modified 16- and 17-inch wheels featuring a machined-faced coating. The 2016 Verso will reach European dealerships come February and the engine range will remain the same: 1.6 and 1.8 Valvematic petrol options and a 1.6 D-4D turbodiesel.