The Verde has an aluminium structure, which is related to that of the smaller Pointer. The flat-sided, boxy shape is also similar to that of the Pointer, except for the front end, which has a "barrel-curvature" windscreen plus quarterlights.
On early vehicles (primarily the Scanias and DAFs), the side windows have rounded corners and the quarterlights are deeper than the windscreen. Later built vehicles have square-cornered windows, an enlarged cab side window with an angled corner like that on the Pointer, and quarterlights which finish level with the windscreen. Minor alterations were also made to the front dash panel. The forty DAFs, built for Dublin Bus, had additional front grille apertures.
The Verde was identified by the letter L in Plaxton's post-1989 body numbering system.