|Class||Subcompact car / mini MPV|
|Body style(s)||5-door hatchback|
|Wheelbase||2490 mm (98 in)|
|Length||3975 mm (156.5 in)|
|Width||1695 mm (66.7 in)|
|Height||1530 mm (60.2 in)|
The Mazda Verisa is a subcompact car based on the Mazda Demio/2 produced by Japanese automaker Mazda. It was launched in 2004 and is available only in the Japanese market. As of 2005, 19,473 Verisas had been sold since introduction. The Verisa was facelifted in 2006 and a second generation is expected to be released in 2009.
The Verisa can be considered either a "tall hatchback" or a "low mini MPV". The relationship between the Verisa and the Demio is similar to that of the Ford Fusion (Europe) and Ford Fiesta, on whose platform both cars are built. Its height of 1530 mm (60.2 in) is similar to other Japanese boxy subcompact cars and lower than European mini MPVs like the Fiat Idea and Opel Meriva.
- "Mazda Verisa: Why Can't We Have One?". Auto Trends. 2008-07-30. http://www.autotrends.org/mazda-verisa-why-cant-we-have-one/. Retrieved on 2008-08-05.