The New Toyota Corolla Verso (2004)

Toyota Corolla Verso

Toyota Corolla Verso

  • All new car (launched just two years after last model) to achieve best in sector
  • Unmatched flexibility and ease of use with Toyota Easy Flat-7TM, the world’s first full flat-folding system for all five rear seats
  • On sale in the UK from 1 May 2004
  • On the road prices from £14,495 (1.6 T2)
  • Three trim levels – T2 ,T3 and T Spirit
  • First MPV with nine standard airbags, including first-in-segment driver’s knee airbag
  • New Cornering Assist plus Rear Park Assist Monitor (TV cameras) for increased safety at low speeds included in optional DVD full map navigation system on T Spirit, priced £2,300
  • DVD-based turn-by-turn satellite navigation system available as an option, priced £1,350
  • Three engine options, 1.6 (available in T2 grade only) and 1.8 VVT-i petrol and 2.0 D-4D common rail diesel
  • Best-in-class insurance ratings, from 5E for 1.6 T2
  • New Multi-mode Manual Transmission provides automatic and sequential operation in one system
  • All models equipped with ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution; Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control and Brake Assist standard on T3 and T Spirit grades
  • Both navigation systems provide Electronic Traffic Avoidance (ETA), allowing automatic re-routing if congestion or delays are detected on a pre-programmed journey
  • 2004 UK sales target of around 6,000 units; 2005 anticipated sales between 8,000 and 10,000 units
The Magical Seven

The new-generation Toyota Corolla Verso will challenge established perceptions of the compact MPV. A fully-fledged, seven-seat family car, the all-new Corolla Verso also offers a level of driving dynamics and quality far above that which the segment has hitherto offered.

The car benefits from wide application of new technologies, advanced active and passive safety systems and a neat and attractive design. Central to its success will be the revolutionary Toyota Easy Flat-7TM, by which all five rear seats can be folded down to create a perfectly flat load floor. No seats have to be removed and head restraints can remain in place. A simple, single motion is all that’s required to fold each seat down onto the vehicle floor. No other C-segment MPV has such built-in ease of use and flexibility.

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Published 24 April 2004 Melanie Carter

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