Toyota Corolla Verso

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Toyota Corolla Verso
Toyota Corolla Verso II. front.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Also called Toyota Corolla Spacio
Production 1997–2009
Body and chassis
Class 5-door estate Compact MPV
Related Corolla
Chronology
Successor Toyota Verso

The Corolla Verso (known as the Corolla Spacio in Japan) was a 5-door estate Compact MPV first released by Toyota in 1997 until production of the third generation ceased in 2009 and production of its replacement, the Toyota Verso, began. 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.[1]

First generation (1997-2001)[edit]

First generation (E110)
1997 Toyota Corolla-Spacio 01.jpg
Overview
Production 1997–2001
Assembly Kanto Auto Works[2]
Body and chassis
Related Toyota Corolla E110
Dimensions
Length 4,185–4,210 mm (164.8–165.7 in)

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.

Second generation (2001-2006)[edit]

Second generation (E121)
Toyota Corolla Verso I front.jpg
Overview
Production 2001–2006
Assembly Kanto Auto Works[3]
Body and chassis
Related Corolla E120
Dimensions
Length 4,260–4,275 mm (167.7–168.3 in)

The second generation was unveiled in 2001.

Facelifted second generation Corolla Spacio (Japan) 

Third generation (2004-2009)[edit]

Third generation (AR10)
Toyota Corolla Verso 2004.JPG
Overview
Production 2004–2009
Assembly TMMT, Sakarya, Turkey[when?]
Body and chassis
Related Toyota Avensis (T250)
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L 3ZZ-FE I4 (for ZNR10)
1.8 L 1ZZ-FE I4 (for ZNR11)
2.0 L 1AD-FTV I4 turbo diesel (AUR10)
Dimensions
Length 4,360 mm (171.7 in)
Width 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height 1,620 mm (63.8 in)

Being internally coded as the AR10 platform (AUR10 with AD engine, ZNR10 with 3ZZ engine, ZNR10 with 1ZZ engine), the third generation of the Corolla Verso was one of the first Toyota vehicles to be designed outside Japan, assembled in Adapazarı, Turkey, and designed at Toyota's European design centre in the south of France.[4] This generation was primarily aimed at the European market where it became one of the best selling Compact MPV's.[5] The third generation was offered with three choices of engines; a 1.6 and a 1.8 litre petrol, or a 2.0 litre diesel.[6] The European specification Corolla Verso was available in Europe, Morocco, Kenya and South Africa.

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results
LHD, 5-door estate (2004)[7]
Test Score Rating
Adult occupant: 35 5 /5 stars
Child occupant: 37 4 /5 stars
Pedestrian: 11 2 /4 stars

The Euro NCAP test showed the Corolla Verso to have slightly higher side protection than the front in a crash.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AA Corolla Verso Review". www.theaa.com. April 2004. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "History of KANTO AUTO WORKS". Kanto-aw.co.jp. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ "History of KANTO AUTO WORKS". Kanto-aw.co.jp. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. ^ "TMMT Corolla Verso". www.toyotatr.com. 22 March 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Toyota Corolla Verso Facelift Revealed". www.worldcarfans.com. May 2, 2007. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Toyota Corolla Verso Engine Details". Parkers.co.uk. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Euro NCAP results for LHD, 5-door estate". euroncap.com. 2004.