2009 Toyota Verso previewed prior to Geneva debut

In the past, Toyota attached the Verso badge at the end of Corolla and Yaris models. The Toyota Corolla Verso first made its debut in 1997 as a two-box minivan. Later in 2000, Toyota used the Verso badge on a mini MPV based on the Yaris minicar.

Toyota will now bring the Verso name back at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show for a brand new MPV that has seating for seven passengers and three rows. The new 2009 Toyota Verso picks up where the 2004 Toyota Corolla Verso left-off. However, with some Toyota iQ inspired engineering and style touches, the 2009 Verso gets a boost in interior space along with a sleek new look.

The new 2009 Toyota Verso will go on sale in April with a choice of two gasoline and two diesel engines. The gasoline engine choices will include a new 1.6 and 1.8 Valvematic mated to a 6-speed manual or Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT. Treehuggers can pick up the 2.0 or 2.2 D-4D engines.

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Source: CAR