The Toyota Ractis is a subcompact car produced by the Japanese automakers Toyota and Kanto Auto Works. It is a five-seated vehicle based on the Vitz, and was introduced in October 2005 as the successor of the Yaris Verso. The name 'Ractis' is derived from 'Run', 'Activity' and 'Space'. Although the car offered a lot of space and practicality, it did not sell that well. The first generation was initially only sold in Japan. Sales in Hong Kong started from October 2009. The second generation Ractis was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show as the Toyota Verso-S. The Ractis is produced at the Iwate plant by Kanto Auto Works. The introduction of the Verso-S will mark the re-entry of Toyota into the European B-MPV segment. When it hits the market, the Verso-S will have the shortest overall length of any MPV in its class in Europe. The Verso-S is available with a choice of two engines, a 1.33-liter gasoline unit or a 1.4-liter D-4D turbo diesel, both mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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