Toyota Yaris Verso

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Toyota Yaris Verso (XP20)
2001 Toyota Yaris Verso GLS 1.3 Front.jpg
2001 Toyota Yaris Verso GLS 1.3 (NCP20; pre-facelift, United Kingdom)
Also called
  • Toyota Fun Cargo (Japan)
  • Toyota Echo Verso
ProductionAugust 1999 – October 2005
AssemblyJapan: Toyota City, Aichi
DesignerHirokazu Ikuma
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door estate
PlatformToyota NBC platform
Wheelbase2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Length3,860–3,880 mm (152.0–152.8 in)
Width1,660–1,665 mm (65.4–65.6 in)
Height1,680–1,710 mm (66.1–67.3 in)
Curb weight1,000–1,140 kg (2,205–2,513 lb)
SuccessorToyota Ractis

The Toyota Yaris Verso (Japanese: トヨタ・ヤリス ヴァーソ, Toyota Yarisu Vuāso) is a mini MPV produced by Toyota from August 1999 until October 2005. In Japan, it is known as the Toyota Fun Cargo (Japanese: トヨタ・ファンカーゴ, Toyota Fankāgo). It was replaced in Japan and Europe by the Toyota Ractis.

Most reviews in the United Kingdom, where the car has since been replaced by the Verso-S, have praised the space and the driving characteristics whilst passing adverse comment on the car's appearance.[1] The vehicle earned the nickname of "ice cream van" in the United Kingdom for its boxy appearance and shape.[2][3]

The car was available with 1.3 and 1.5-liter petrol engines and in 2001 a 1.4-litre D4-D diesel version was introduced. In Japan, there was also an all-wheel-drive version of the 1.5-litre model (NCP25). In some markets, a two-seater van with stripped equipment was also available.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Keighley, Martin. "Full review of Used Toyota Yaris Verso". What Car?. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ Worthy, Stephen (21 March 2011). "Toyota Verso-S (2011)". Car Magazine Online. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ Farrell, Robbie; Keown, Paul. "S-MALL CHANGE". Sunday World - Motormouths. Retrieved 4 February 2013.