Mazda has subtly revised the Verisa crossover (MPV & SUV) for the Japanese market for the 2011 MY. Some may recognise the Verisa, that's because it underpins the 2002 Ford Fiesta/Fusion. The Verisa will still be sold alongside it’s younger sibling, the Demio (Mazda2 in overseas market).
The minor changes consist of new colours for both the fabric and leather seats, revised instrument panel that includes a fuel consumption gauge and an "eco-lamp" to support economical driving, restyled steel wheels and improved standard equipment on some model grades. Sales have already begun.
Main features of the refreshed Verisa
• The Verisa C features new Coral Brown fabric seats, which are brown in the middle and beige on the sides
• The Verisa L has new Cool Black leather seats with a black and sand-coloured two-tone design.
• To match the new seats, the Verisa L has a black and sand-coloured leather-wrapped steering wheel.
• Both grades have a newly designed instrument panel with blackout metres.
• Newly designed hub caps for both the 14” and 15” wheels.
• Automatic headlights and front rain sensing wipers (which automatically switch on according to ambient conditions), and water-repellent coating (on the front door windows and door mirrors) are standard equipment on the Verisa L grade.
• A fuel consumption gauge (showing average fuel consumption) and an eco-lamp have been added to the instrument panel on all model grades.