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GM Z platform

The Z platform or Z-body automobile platform designation was used on two different types of vehicles made by General Motors.

Chevrolet Corvair

1960 Chevrolet Corvair

The first was both generations of the Chevrolet Corvair from 1960 to 1969, which were a rear-wheel-drive and rear-engine compact car.

  • Chevrolet Corvair featured a rear-mounted six-cylinder engine that included many aluminum components and an aluminum block, along with a rear swing-axle (up to 1964) suspension and rear transaxle. From 1965 the rear suspension was similar to the then current Corvette except that coils were used in place of a transverse leaf. The 1960 model Corvair also offered a gasoline-powered heater as an option.

Vehicles using the rear-drive/rear-engine Z-body include:

Saturn S-Series

1996-1999 Saturn SW

The second was Saturn's automobile platform from its debut in 1990 until 2002, which were front-wheel drive compact cars. This platform was replaced with the GM Delta platform.

Vehicles using the front-drive/front-engine Z-body include:

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