|Body and chassis|
|Successor||Toyota Prius V|
The Toyota Ipsum, Picnic, SportsVan or Avensis Verso is a seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle produced by Japanese automaker Toyota from 1995 to 2009. The Toyota Ipsum, Picnic, SportsVan or Avensis Verso is one of the best sold Japanese Station Wagon globally, over 500 million of these were sold. 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)
|Also called||Toyota Picnic
|Body and chassis|
|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.
Second generation (2001–2009)
|Also called||Toyota Avensis Verso
|Assembly||Toyota City, Japan|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||2.0 L 1AZ-FE
2.0 L 1AZ-FSE
2.4 L 2AZ-FE
2.0 L 1CD-FTV turbodiesel
|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)
Toyota Isis (Japan)
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 and Hong Kong. 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).
The Toyota Picnic and Avensis Verso were widely sold all over Europe as a LHD (Left Hand Drive) and in the UK as a RHD (Right Hand Drive). In Russia, there were a majority of Ipsum's sold as a RHD (Right Hand Drive), but there were Toyota Picnic's and Avensis Verso in LHD (Left Hand Drive).
Africa is another region where the Toyota Ipsum and Picnic were very popular. They both sold in most parts of Africa according to what steering side the country drives on.
The Toyota Ipsum was sold in Iraq as a LHD. In Afghanistan the Picnic was sold as a LHD. Toyota Ipsum's are also sold in Dubai in RHD.
The Toyota Ipsum, Picnic and Avensis Verso sales are very popular in Asia. The Toyota Picnic, Avensis Verso and Ipsum were sold in all countries in Asia. The Philippines only takes the Ipsum as a LHD.
The Toyota Ipsum, Picnic and Avensis Verso were all sold in New Zealand, although the most popular sales were the Toyota Ipsum. The Toyota Avensis Verso was mostly sold through out Australia, there were also Ipsums available, but not that many. Toyota Ipsum's sold all over the Pacific islands, except for Hawaii. All sales in Oceania were RHD.
The Toyota Ipsum, Picnic or Avensis Verso did not sell in North America at all. Like the Nissan Skyline in USA the Toyota Ipsum, Picnic or Avensis Verso is one of the illegal cars and will be allowed 25 years after its year make.
In South America the Toyota Ipsum and Picnic were also very popular in its sales all over most countries. They both sold in South America according to what steering side the country drives on.
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