GM Gamma platform

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GM Gamma platform
2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT -- 11-10-2011.jpg
Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic, example of subcompact car based on the Gamma platform
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Also called GM4300 platform
Production 2000–present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact (B)
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive/all-wheel drive
Chronology
Predecessor GM4200 platform

Gamma is General Motors' global subcompact front-wheel drive automobile platform, first used in the 2000 Opel Corsa C. During the cooperation and crossover capital participation of GM and Fiat in 2002, both companies developed this as a common platform which had been used both in GM and in Fiat models.

Gamma / GM4300[edit]

The first version of the platform was issued in autumn 2000 with the introduction of Opel Corsa C and was a development of the earlier GM4200 platform used in previous Corsa models, developed by Opel in Germany. The wheelbase was enlarged to 2,491 mm (98.1 in) from 2,465 mm (97.0 in) on the GM4200.

Vehicles based on this platform:

Small (SCCS)[edit]

In 2002, GM/Opel and Fiat developed together a new platform for small cars[1] called SCCS (Small Common Components System abbreviated in Small): the Opel Corsa D was in fact developed over the same platform of Fiat Grande Punto. The SCCS platform was used only for Opel vehicles sold in Europe and not used the previous components of Gamma platform.

Gamma II[edit]

2013 Chevrolet Trax, subcompact crossover SUV based on the new Gamma platform

GM Korea has taken responsibility for future development of GM's GSV (Global Small Vehicle) architecture.[2][3] This architecture will eventually be used for all small vehicles from GM, as a true global small car platform.[4] While the original Gamma was developed by Opel, the Gamma II platform is under the leadership of GM Korea (formally GM Daewoo).[5]

The vehicles will be assembled at factories in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Spain, India, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, China and Russia.

Current and announced vehicles based on Gamma II (GSV) platform:

Gamma II concept vehicles:

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