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. Could you tell me when the price for the Proace Verso is going to be released? I’ve spoken to two dealerships and neither can give me a price! Yet your website says this veichle is currently available for pre order….?

  2. Hi Caroline,
    Thanks for your query. The price specification has not yet been released. It is due to be announced within the next week. Please keep an eye on our social channels for more information or get back in touch with us. Many thanks!

  3. What are the load lengths from back door to back of front seat in each of the 3 variants? Bit daft that this isn’t online yet as its a key issue for a load carrier, and it must be fixed by now as production line will be full y configured.

  4. Hi there,
    Thanks for your post. Unfortunately, specific measurements from the specification have not yet been released. As soon as they have there will be updates across our social media channels. Many thanks!

  5. Hi! can you tell me why there is a hold up on the proace verso family with premuim pack is? i ordered my new proace in march and the date has been pushed back from July to September, UK

    1. Hi Jonathan,
      Please could you DM us on Facebook or Twitter with some more information? It would be useful if we could know which Centre ordered it, your order number or chassis number? Many thanks.

  6. When is a hybrid version planned for release? May switch to XC90 if no hybrid on horizon. Would rather stay with Toyota. You sell hybrids in Japan and US why not UK ! I mean like the Previa Alphard etc.

    1. Hi Harry,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have no news on getting a Hybrid Proace Verso at the moment but keep an eye on our blog and social spaces for further updates. Thanks.

    1. Hi Tom,

      Thanks for getting in touch. If you could please provide a reg or VIN number, we will be able to assist you further.

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The seats in the Proace Verso can’t be turned around, however they can be lifted out to make more boot space.


  7. Hello, how does parking sensors work, do they only beep or they show distance on screen too? As it’s quite big car so it would be handy to know if there is something behind you especially in a night time. Can they be switched on and off at any time?
    Thank you.

      1. I’m thinking of buying one of Toyota proace verso and be looking for one with Parking sensors but no rear view camera. I’ve looked on Toyota web site and it says that Toyota parking sensors provide warning by bleeping tone along with alerts on a visual display.

      2. Hi Alex,
        Thanks for your reply.
        Yes, that is how the system the works. Only the VIP grade comes with rear parking sensors as standard, but the Parking Pack, which includes rear parking sensors, is available as an option on all grades.
        Can we help put you in touch with your nearest Toyota centre to discuss this further?

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