The Corolla Verso
was a Compact MPV
first released by Toyota in 1997 until production of the third generation ceased in 2009. Although the design of the car is based on the Verso's namesake, the Corolla
, the Verso does not share a platform with the Corolla, instead being built on a separate unique platform. The current rivals of the Corolla Verso are the Opel Zafira
and the Volkswagen Touran
, both being released around the time of the third generation Corolla Verso. The Verso is viewed as one of the safest MPVs
around as it received a 5 star Euro NCAP
rating in 2004. It was sold as the Corolla Spacio
The first generation, introduced in 1997, was introduced as a two-box minivan which was technically similar to the Avensis
. Its body panels were stamped by long-time Toyota supplier Kanto Autoworks.
The second generation was unveiled in 2001.
The third generation of the Corolla Verso was one of the first Toyota's to be designed and built outside Japan, being built in Adapazarı
. The European specification Corolla Verso was available in Europe, Morocco, Kenya and South Africa.
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