Crazy Japanese JDM ad for Toyota Voltz
The Voltz "V" grille badge is the same shape as the Pontiac arrowhead emblem.
The Toyota-GM deal that resulted in the GM Fremont Assembly Plant in California becoming the home of NUMMI
produced a lot of Corolla-based Chevy Novas, Geo/Chevy Prizms, and Toyota pickups during the 1984-2010 period. The Pontiac Vibe
, mechanically similar to the Corolla-based Toyota Matrix and one of the final vehicles to bear the Pontiac name, was built by NUMMI as well… alongside a brief production run of a right-hand-drive version of the Vibe badged as the Toyota Voltz
and exported to Japan.
Japanese car buyers could buy the Voltz at the youth-oriented Netz Store
for the 2002 through 2004 model years, but— like the earlier Toyota Cavalier
— the cute little Pontiac hatchback wasn't big in Japan.