Toyota Voltz

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Toyota Voltz (E130)
Toyota voltz s 1 f.jpg
ManufacturerNUMMI (Toyota)
Also calledPontiac Vibe
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFF layout, four-wheel drive
PlatformToyota MC platform
RelatedToyota Matrix
Toyota Corolla (E120)/Allex
Toyota WiLL VS
Engine1.8 L 2ZZ-GE  I4
1.8 L 1ZZ-FE I4
PredecessorToyota Opa
SuccessorToyota Auris
rear view

The Toyota Voltz is a five-door hatchback that was sold from July 2002 to March 2004. It was assembled by NUMMI in Fremont, in the U.S. state of California and marketed by Toyota in its home market of Japan, but curtailed after a disappointing sales volume of just over 10,000 units. The Voltz was produced alongside the Pontiac Vibe in Fremont by NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc), a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota. This vehicle is known as the Pontiac Vibe (itself a version of the Toyota Matrix) in North America. The Vibe was exported to the Japanese market (with minor badging changes and right-hand drive configuration) as the Toyota Voltz, and was exclusive to Toyota Japanese dealerships called Toyota Netz Store. Whereas its exterior styling is identical to the Vibe, some interior details differ, matching the interior of the Matrix instead. Curiously, the North American Toyota-branded Matrix was not sold in Japan.

External links[edit]

  • "VOLTZ—Style, Performance and Utility in One" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 20 August 2002. Archived from the original on 20 December 2003.
  • "トヨタ・ヴォルツ" [Toyota Voltz]. Motor Magazine (in Japanese). Japan. 20 August 2002. Archived from the original on 6 September 2006.
  • "TOYOTA VOLTZ(トヨタ・ヴォルツ)". 2002. Archived from the original on 16 March 2003.