Nine things to know about the nine-seat Toyota Proace Verso

Here it is! The new Proace Verso was revealed at the 2016 Geneva motor show so read on to see nine things that make the next Toyota MPV stand out from the crowd.

1) It will arrive in the UK later in 2016

The Proace Verso will be available to buy in the UK and Europe in the final quarter of 2016, with specific on-sale dates still to be announced.

2) Proace Verso adds MPV flexibility for the first time…

For the first time, Proace Verso brings MPV versatility to the Proace range. It’s available with six, eight or nine seats, depending on whether it’s in VIP, Family or Shuttle configuration.

3) …But a commercial van version will still be in the line-up

Obviously – but the passenger MPV Proace Verso will go on sale first.


4) It’s available in three body lengths

There are three sizes – Compact, Medium and Long. The Compact is 4.6 metres long with a 2.9 metre wheelbase, and offers a fantastic size-to-roominess ratio.

The Medium is 4.9 metres long with a 3.2 metre wheelbase. The Long version has the same 3.2 metre wheelbase but features an extended rear overhang for greater luggage capacity, increasing overall length to 5.3 metres. All variants are 2.2 metres wide and 1.9 metres tall.

Toyota Proace Verso seats

5) The rear seats handle like they’re on rails

To make tweaking the layout simpler than ever, the rear seats on Family and VIP versions are mounted on rails, allowing them to slide into a variety of positions, or be removed, to get the perfect layout. Not something that all of the Proace Verso’s rivals can boast.


6) You don’t even have to open the rear door

The window on the tailgate opens, just to make dropping items into the back that bit easier. Neat.

7) It has a 5-star Euro NCAP rating

Safety first! The Proace Verso has already been awarded the gold standard of safety ratings, well ahead of its release. It’s equipped with Toyota Safety Sense technology, and benefits from Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Road Sign Assist and Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Adaptive Front Lighting and Automatic High Beam system, as well as Driver Attention Alert.


8) It has a panoramic roof

Brighten up your day with a lighter, sun-filled interior thanks to the Proace Verso’s optional panoramic roof.

9) Open the sliding doors… with your feet

Making it that bit easier for passengers to get into or out of the Proace Verso, the rear sliding doors can be operated by a unique foot-operated automatic system. Smooth.

Further details on the prices and specifications for the Proace will be announced closer to its launch.

Find out more about the Proace here.


  1. Very nice but possibly a bit too big for me. I would consider a Verso, but I want a petrol model (as there’s some concern over what the government will do regarding diesel vehicles) and I’m concerned that the current 1.6 and 1.8 engines in the Verso are getting very old now – any plans to introduce the 1.2 Turbo petrol engine in the Verso at some point? Or will it have to wait for the next shape Verso (whenever that will be launched?)?

    1. Hi Gavin. We understand that this may be a bit too big for you. Unfortunately, we are not aware of any plans to introduce the 1.2T engine to the Verso range at this time. Thanks.

    1. Hi Rocky,
      Thank you for your post. More details will be released this week. Keep an eye on our blog for the latest news and features. Many thanks.

    1. Hello Clifford,
      Thank you for your post. We are glad you enjoy the Toyota Proace Verso. Keep an eye on our blog for more news and features coming this week. Many thanks.

  2. Hi,Is the 7 seater vip series proace verso going to be classed as a MPV like the mercedes V class ,so you don’t have to be a business customer to use this vehicle and pay the extra VAT.

  3. Hi Wayne,
    Thanks for your post. PROACE verso will be classed as passenger cars, regardless of grade. Hope this helps. Many thanks.

    1. Hi , I have spoken to 4 dealers in the south and they can not give me any information on when they are going to get any in stock.The mpv is available from September ,this is 7 weeks away.

  4. Hi Wayne,
    Thanks for your query. At this moment in time we don’t have any car shows coming up. We would suggest speaking to your local dealer to find out more information on viewing this vehicle. Many thanks.

  5. Hi Wayne,
    We’re sorry to hear this. Could you let us know which dealerships you’ve asked and we can have a look into this further. Many thanks.

  6. Hi.I have been to Letchworth .milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Stevenage to look at dates for Proace vip.

  7. Hi Wayne.
    The best way to keep updated is through your dealer. We advise keeping in touch with them for further news. Many thanks.

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