Toyota NBC platform
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The Toyota NBC platform is an automobile platform for subcompact cars (B-class cars) from Toyota. "NBC" stands for "New Basic Compact". NBC platform made its debut in January 1999 with 1st generation Toyota Vitz. It is also often called "Vitz platform".
- NBC cars can be either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
- 4WD variants use V-Flex II system, which is a viscous-coupling torque-on-demand.
- Engines are mounted transversely.
- Front suspension is MacPherson strut, while rear is torsion beam.
- Brakes are ventilated discs at front and drums at rear.
- First generation Vitz family:
- Various vehicles based on the first generation
- Second generation Toyota bB and Scion xB are no longer based on NBC platform:
- The third vehicle in the "Will" series — WiLL VS — was built on a larger MC platform.
- The full model code is depending on the engine, see List of Toyota model codes for formula
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