Toyota Ipsum

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Toyota Ipsum
2003-2010 Toyota Avensis Verso (ACM21R) GLX wagon (2011-07-17).jpg
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 1995-2009
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Related Toyota Avensis

The Toyota Ipsum, Picnic, SportsVan or Avensis Verso is a seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle produced by Japanese automaker Toyota from 1995 to 2009. It was never produced in North America. The Ipsum, like many Toyota products, was shared as a trio of the Toyota Gaia, and sold only at Japanese Toyota dealerships called Toyota Store, next to the Toyota Carina. The Gaia was unique to Toyopet Store locations, and the Toyota Nadia was sold at Toyota Corolla Store.

First generation (1995–2001)[edit]

First generation
Toyota Picnic front 20080318.jpg
Also called Toyota Picnic
Toyota SportsVan
Production 1995-2001
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Layout FF layout
Related Toyota Gaia
Toyota Nadia
Engine 2.0 L 3S-FE
2.2 L 3C-TE diesel
Wheelbase 2,735 mm (107.7 in)
Length 4,530 mm (178.3 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,620 mm (63.8 in)

The first generation, named Ipsum in Japan and Picnic and SportsVan in export markets, was built from 1995–2001, with export versions arriving in 1996. It had a choice of two inline-four petrol engines, ranging from 1.8- to 2.0-litres, as well as a 2.2-litre diesel engine, the 3C-TE.

Toyota Nadia 
Toyota Picnic in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 

Second generation (2001–2009)[edit]

Second generation
2003-2010 Toyota Avensis Verso (ACM21R) GLX wagon (2011-06-15).jpg
Also called Toyota Avensis Verso
Toyota Picnic
Toyota SportsVan
Production 2001-2009
Assembly Toyota City, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Layout FF layout
Engine 2.0 L 1AZ-FE
2.0 L 1AZ-FSE
2.4 L 2AZ-FE
2.0 L 1CD-FTV turbodiesel
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,825 mm (111.2 in)
Length 4,690 mm (184.6 in)
Width 1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Height 1,675 mm (65.9 in)
Curb weight 1,490–1,540 kg (3,284.9–3,395.1 lb)
Successor Toyota Verso (Europe)

The second generation, based on the Toyota Avensis platform, was introduced in May 2001 in Japan and in Europe, where it used to be called Avensis Verso. The car is known as the Toyota Picnic in some markets, including Singapore. Apart from Japan, the Ipsum was also available (for Malaysia and Singapore).

It features an enlarged wheelbase, rear air conditioners and inner room for seven seats. There is also an optional roof rack that provides ability to carry outdoor equipment. The seats can be pushed forward and flat for various configurations.

Engine options included a 2.0-litre 1AZ-FE petrol engine producing 150 PS (110 kW), a 2.4-litre 2AZ-FE petrol engine and a 2.0-litre 1CD-FTV D-4D turbodiesel engine producing 116 PS (85 kW).

Ipsum in Japan 
2003-08 Toyota Avensis Verso (Australia) 
Toyota Ipsum in Malaysia (front view) 
Toyota Ipsum in Malaysia (rear view) 

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