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Toyota Verso – Click above for high-res gallery

Toyota officially unveiled the latest version of its slick looking, Euro-centric people mover at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Called the Verso (not to be confused with the Nissan Versa), the three-row, five-door hatchback wears handsome sheetmetal with lines that are definitely "in family" for Toyota. For as much as we like the outside, the instrument panel has Scion disease. Center gauges. Please stop it. That third row also has severely limited legroom, but it's still a neat trick to fit so many perches within a Corrola-sized footprint, even if some are occasional-use grade. The Verso will likely delight for bopping across the moorland, but you might need to have your legs removed so you'll fit in back.




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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the same people that designed those rear seats also thought up the third row in the E70 BMW X5. Both are a joke.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks really nice.....it's simple. Unoffensive.



      The only thing i don't like about it are the taillights
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh my it would suck to be in that rear row during a rear end collision with a truck.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jake,
        It would also suck to get his by a big truck in an expedition. It would also suck just as much to get hit by a train in an 18 wheeler. Jump in front of a Yugo and it would suck for you to get hit by that too...
        • 6 Years Ago
        There are no stupidly oversized trucks mascarading as utility vehicles in Europe, key Verso market.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The chances of surviving any collision with a truck at highway speeds in the vast majority of cars are remote to nil.
      Jvijil
      • 6 Years Ago
      is that third row supposed to me some sort of sick joke?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jvijil
        Just in case you have 2 extra kids under 4 feet, maybe. There is no way an adult could even cram in there, I don't think that a young teen could. The Mazda 5 looks like it has more room in the back row. I'd much rather have a small SUV that could do the same (Mitsu Outlander, Ford Freestyle). Also, I dunno if it was a typo, but I don't think you will be doing ANY towing with anything Corolla sized.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jvijil
        Sea Urine - I cant stand to read your comments any longer, you are so irritating. Not that there is anything particularly wrong with your comment other than we have heard the same thing from you on EVERY POST. Blah Blah Blah.

        Did you used to have a Subaru SVX as an avatar? That guy was almost as predictable and contrary as you.

        Back on post - This is one ugly ass car. 7 passengers is a nice feature but this is but ass ugly - end of story.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jvijil
        Any parent who puts their kids in that third row should be jailed immediately.
        Jvijil
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jvijil
        woops sorry i meant be not me
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jvijil
        Emergency use only. Kinda like last Friday when we fit 9 grown adults in a 4dr Honda Accord after some partying.. that kind of emergency.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jvijil
        The third row is JUST IN CASE thing. Instead of buying a HUGE SUV and getting 2 MPG for that Just in case towing or transporting people, you can do the same with this car and not pollute planet and still get 25-30 MPG. It's economical and practical............a concept lost on far too many Americans.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jvijil
        The third row is actually a Toyota designed torture chamber. I hear they will advertise the third row of the Verso in Saw VI.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never did see how much the car is selling for....?
      alexacoon
      • 6 Years Ago
      Center guages. Does Toyota ignore all feedback or are the readers here and other auto related sites the only ones who care?
      Considering you spend far more of your time driving your vehicle than looking at the exterior (I certainly hope so anyway) the interior seems far more important than the exterior and this design just seems to suck.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @alexacoon
        isn't the center gauge a cost reduction tactic?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @alexacoon
        Toyota are cheapskates, only reason for the center cluster. And by now they are pretty alone in implementing it because nobody likes it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does it even have the power to make it up a hill with 6 passengers?

      Also, get a better name that's less confusing with the Nissan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My wife has a mazda5 and you can easily fit adults in the 3rd row for short trips. I love the idea of 3 rows in a small economical car, but what's the point if the third row is to small for anyone to sit in.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Everyone complains about the center console, the third seat... but people will still purchase it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        People will still purchase it?

        This isn't America, Toyota's market share there is below 5% and it just keeps going down.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why hasn't any manufacturer built an extended-wheelbase car with three rows of seats AND THREE DOORS on each side, for easy access? Is there some regulatory problem? It seems to be the simplest solution to transporting three rows of people with easy ingress/egress.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I think they put the driver's seat and second row ALL THE WAY BACK, severely limiting the room behind for the 3rd row. Even in my 3-series, if I have the drivers seat ALL THE WAY BACK, no one can sit behind me. NO ONE. In fact, the driver's seat pretty much touch the bottom cushion of the rear seat. This was the same in my old 2004 RAV4 - driver's seat all the way back, no room for the rear passenger. (PS I am 6'3"). So, if someone needs to sit behind me, me the driver has to sacrifice some comfort. Would I have the 3 if I always had to carry someone behind me, NO, but once in a while it's fine. You people don't get that concept. So just shut up already about how damn "tight" the 3rd row is.

      You people need to get a grip.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can fit probably 6 people in my Mazda3 hatch - 7 if there's two people in the hatch and I don't go more than 20mph.
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