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Encyclopedia > GM Delta platform
GM Delta platform
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 2003–present
Predecessor GM T platform
Successor Delta II platform
Class Compact
Body style(s) 2-door coupe
4-door sedan
4-door SUV
5-door hatchback
3-door hatchback

Delta is General Motors' new compact front-wheel drive automobile and crossover SUV platform, a successor to the GM T platform; it also replaced GM J platform and the Z platform used by the Saturn S-Series. The platform debuted in the 2003 Saturn ION. Vehicles of this platform generally carry the symbol "A" in the fourth digit of their VINs. Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or The General, an American multinational corporation, is the worlds largest auto company. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The General Motors T-car was an automobile platform for subcompact cars. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback shape like this 2004 Bentley Continental GT can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is a term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback shape like this 2004 Bentley Continental GT can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is a term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or The General, an American multinational corporation, is the worlds largest auto company. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... A crossover SUV (also called CUV for Crossover Utility Vehicle) or XUV (not to be confused with GMCs Envoy XUV) is an automobile with a sport utility vehicle appearance but is built upon a more economical and fuel-efficient unibody construction. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The General Motors T-car was an automobile platform for subcompact cars. ... The J platform, or J-body, was General Motors inexpensive front wheel drive automobile platform from the 1980s and 1990s. ... The Z-body was Saturns automobile platform from its debut in 1990. ... The S-Series is a family of compact cars from the Saturn automobile company. ... The Saturn ION was a compact car sold by the Saturn marque of American automaker General Motors. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The architecture was mainly developed by Opel in Germany and is based on the Opel Astra (GM2700/3000) platform. The 2004 Astra H/C is a Delta car and therefore the platform is in fact an evolution of the GM2700/3000. This article is about the European car manufacturer. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... The General Motors T-car was an automobile platform for subcompact cars. ...


The Volkswagen Jetta is said to have been the target for the design group. Delta uses an independent suspension in front and torsion bar type in the rear. The Ecotec Family II engine is widely used, as are a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmission. The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... Independent suspension is broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i. ... A torsion spring is a ribbon, bar, or coil that reacts against twisting motion. ... The Family II is a straight-4 piston engine that was originally developed by Opel in late 1970s for use in the Opel Ascona B and Opel Kadett D. Over time, the engine block has evolved to include many modern features such as DOHC and fuel injection. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ...


Control of the Delta platform has passed, as of 2005, to GM Europe. Headquartered with Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany, GM Europe will be responsible for all future Delta product decisions. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the European car manufacturer. ... Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. ...


Vehicles

Current vehicles based on this platform:

Concept vehicles based on this platform: The Saturn ION was a compact car sold by the Saturn marque of American automaker General Motors. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car introduced by Chevrolet in 2004 for the 2005 model year. ... The Pontiac G5 (United States) / G5 Pursuit (Canada) / G4 (Mexico) is a compact car introduced by Pontiac in 2004 for the 2005 model year. ... hello ifcar The Chevrolet HHR (for Heritage High Roof) is a small retro-styled compact wagon[1][2] launched by the Chevrolet division of American automaker General Motors at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model. ... A crossover SUV (also called CUV for Crossover Utility Vehicle) or XUV (not to be confused with GMCs Envoy XUV) is an automobile with a sport utility vehicle appearance but is built upon a more economical and fuel-efficient unibody construction. ... The Pontiac G5 (United States) / G5 Pursuit (Canada) / G4 (Mexico) is a compact car introduced by Pontiac in 2004 for the 2005 model year. ... The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ... The Saturn Astra is a compact car that will replace the ION as the companys smallest car for 2008. ...

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Delta II

The new version of the Delta architecture is currently being prepared.


Concept vehicles based on this platform:

Possible future vehicles based on Delta II platform: The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid concept car created by General Motors. ...

The Saab 9-1 is a compact car expected to be introduced by Saab Automobile for the 2009 model year. ... This article is about the auto company GM Daewoo. ... The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid concept car created by General Motors. ...

See also

Current GM platforms: General Motors has embraced the sharing of automobile platforms globally, although the company currently uses the term, architecture rather than platform. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Cheersandgears.com - Delta Small FWD Compact (251 words)
GM had been promising a Cavalier replacement for years, and during those years rumors of a "global" platform called Delta was to underpin it.
After many revisions and changes, the "new" Delta platform hit the streets in 2003 as Saturn's S-Series replacement the ION.
While the Delta architecture seemed promising, the ION was developed on the cheap and NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) was poor and its questionable styling kept the ION from being a hit.
delta: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1639 words)
The shape and internal structure of a delta depend on the nature and interaction of two forces: the sediment-carrying stream from a river, tidal inlet, or submarine canyon, and the current and wave action of the water body in which the delta is building.
In marine deltas the fluviatile influence decreases and the marine influence increases from the topset to the bottomset beds.
A different makeup is presented by the Rhone delta, where the supply of coarse material at the distributary mouths is slow, and dispersal by wave action and longshore drift fairly efficient, so that nearly all material is evenly redistributed as a series of coastal bars and dunes across a large part of the delta front.
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