Released date : 1999/ 8/31

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Grade 2WD_1.5_X 2WD_1.5_F 2WD_1.0_F
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 910 900 850
Dimensions Length(mm) 4145 4145 4145
Width(mm) 1660 1660 1660
Height(mm) 1500 1500 1500
Wheelbase(mm) 2370 2370 2370
Engine Engine code 1NZ-FE 1NZ-FE 1SZ-FE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1496 1496 997
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/110/6000 -/110/6000 -/70/6000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are SCP11(1000), NCP12(1500), NCP16(1300).
The Platz was a Vitz-based 3-box 4-door sedan that could accommodate five passengers. Released seven months after the Vitz, the Platz featured an independent trunk room (thanks to the extension of the body length by 535 mm) and original designs for the front and the rear, although the wheelbase, width, and height remained the same as those of the Vitz. The trunk room capacity was 30% larger than that of its predecessor, the Corsa. The drivetrain configuration was either front-engine, front-wheel-drive (FF) or FF-based full-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD). The engine lineup included a 1,000 cc 70 PS unit (for FF) and a 1,300 cc 88 PS unit (for 4WD) that were shared with the Vitz, as well as a 1,500 cc 110 PS unit (for FF).

The Platz was the first of a series of Vitz-based models that were to follow. The Platz name was not retained after the first generation, and the second-generation 4-door sedan based on the Vitz was named the Belta.

The Platz won the 1999-2000 Car of the Year Japan with Vitz and Fun Cargo.
Plant Takaoka plant
Comes from "Platz" (square) in German.

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