GM4200 platform

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GM 4200 platform
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Chevrolet Chevy
Parent company General Motors
Production 1983-present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact (B)
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive
Body style(s)
Predecessor GM M platform
Successor GM Gamma platform

General Motors introduced the front-wheel drive GM4200 platform in 1983 with the introductions of two subcompacts, the Opel Corsa A and the Vauxhall Nova. The platform was also used by Holden, Chevrolet's Latin American branch, and Buick of China. The platform is still in use today by Chevrolet's Latin American branch for their entry-level models. This platform became very popular in Mexico in 1994, when the model renamed Chevy Swing (4 door) and Chevy Joy (2 door) was imported from Spain. In 1996, the models were built in Mexico and several variantes were offered: a 4-door sedan (called Monza), a 2- and a 4-door hatchback, a pickup truck, and a station wagon (imported from Chile). The popular Chevy went on with cosmetic changes (the C2, introduced in 2004), that included changes to the front end and dashboard, and another redesign in 2009. It was retired after the 2011 model year.