In the year 2009, the Japanese multinational automaker, Toyota Motor Corporation, created the Toyota Verso, which is a compact multi purpose vehicle or MPV that is related to the Toyota Corolla (E140) and Toyota Avensis (T270).
The Verso is an MPV that was created to replace the Toyota Corolla Verso (AR10), which was produced in 1997 until 2009 as a five door estate compact MPV. Verso is available in several transmissions including a six speed manual and a continuously variable transmission or CVT. Toyota Verso has adopted the codename ZGR20 or AUR20, and similar to its predecessor, the Veros is also a five door estate compact MPV.
This car was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show in March of the year 2009, and it has five and seven seat derivatives. Among its key competitors include the Ford C Max, Peugeot 5008, Volkswagen Touran, and the Opel / Vauxhall Zafira Tourer. The European New Car Assessment Programme or Euro NCAP rated the Verso as the safest multi purpose vehicle in 2010, giving it five stars in its assessment of the automobile.
Verso is available and released in several markets including Japan, China, South Africa, Israel, and Europe. The car is assembled in several places such as in Sakarya, Turkey and Guangzhou, China since 2011.