Released date : 2002/ 8/20

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Station Wagon


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Grade 2WD_1.8_S 2WD_1.8_Z 4WD_1.8_S
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1250 1290 1320
Dimensions Length(mm) 4365 4365 4365
Width(mm) 1775 1775 1775
Height(mm) 1605 1605 1615
Wheelbase(mm) 2600 2600 2600
Engine Engine code 1ZZ-FE 2ZZ-GE 1ZZ-FE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1794 1795 1794
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. 97/132/6000 140/190/7600 92/125/6000
* 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 ZZE136(1800), ZZE137(1800), ZZE138(1800).
The Voltz was developed jointly by Toyota and General Motors as an SUV-like station wagon for active-minded young customers. Specifically, the two companies cooperated in conceptualization and styling, while Toyota undertook design and development, and production took place at NUMMI, a joint venture between Toyota and GM based in California. The Voltz was marketed in North America as the Pontiac Vibe. In Japan, the Voltz was released through the Netz channel as the successor to the Sprinter Carib.

Using one of the Corolla platforms as a base, the Voltz featured four doors and a tailgate with a glass hatch. The luggage room was equipped with floor rails and hooks, and the deck floor and the back of the rear seats were lined with plastic resins so that dirt could be easily removed after storing wet luggage. The engine was an inline 4-cylinder with a 1,800 cc displacement, and the drivetrain layouts included front-engine, front-wheel-drive and flex full-time 4-wheel-drive. While the Pontiac Vibe survived to its second generation, only the first-generation car was exported to Japan as the Voltz. Production of the Vibe was terminated in August 2010 with the discontinuation of the Pontiac brand.
Plant New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.
Derived from "volt," the name evokes the vehicle's stunning appeal and exciting features.

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