Pontiac Automobile: When Horse Power Mattered
Pontiac was General Motor’s partner make automobile for Oakland and the brand was incorporated in the year 1926. The Pontiac motor company was headed by Susan Docherty who is the GMNA Vice president of Buick-Pontiac-GMC and had its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The brand remained a companion make for the Chevrolet brand during its entire life. However after its launch it took off and gained popularity quickly ultimately displacing Oakland brand by the year 1933. Pontiac specialized in mainstream automobiles and was marketed by GM as performance division for several years. The brand was marketed in the US, Canada and Mexico and was sold as a low cost vehicle for most of its tenure in Canada.
Important Events For Pontiac
Owing to restructuring plans and financial issues General Motors on 27th Apr 2009 announced the discontinuance of brand Pontiac by 2010. The company further announced that it wanted to concentrate more on its four core brands Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac in Northern America. The last Pontiac was built in 2009-2010 and the last of its franchise expired on 31st October, 2010.
When first introduced the Pontiac weighed a hefty 1000 pounds and was a high wheeler vehicle. It integrated two cylinder water cooled with 12 HP engine and its first prototype was exhibited in the year 1907. The predecessor firm Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works produced the vehicle and later it merged with the Oakland Motor Company incorporated by Edward M Murphy in the year 1908. Pontiac name was chosen because the headquarters was situated in Oakland County, Pontiac, Michigan. In the year 1909 the GM president William C Durant bought 50% of the shares in the company and bought the rest after the untimely death of Murphy.
Top Models of Pontiac
Pontiac came up with several popular models and they include Pontiac in 1928, Pontiac Master Six Coupe in 1936, Pontiac Silver Streak Convertible Coupe in 1948, Pontiac Star Chief 1955, Bonneville in 1959, Pontiac Bonneville Brougham in 1964, Pontiac GTO Convertible in 1969, Pontiac Grand Am in 1973, Pontiac Astre & Grand Ville models in 1975, Firebird Trans-Am & Fiero Sport Coupe in 1985, Grand Prix in 1990, Montana Minivan in early 2000, a 2006 GTO LS2 V8 model and finally the last model Pontiac G6. The last Pontiac was built in 2010 in an American plant and the company became defunct after that. General Motors with the intention of consolidating operations decided to shut off certain brands and Pontiac was one of them.
Latest Pontiac news
Pontiac G5 Coupe – Comfort and Class Alike
Pontiac is a renowned automobile manufacturer got established in the year 1926 as a companion for the General Motors' (GM) Oakland. However, soon after the launch it started overtaking its parent company’s fame and popularity, and it supplanted Oakland brand almost entire by the year 1933. By this time, Pontiac also had become a companion of Chevrolet. Here we will review Pontiac G5 GT Coupe, which is a highly popular road machine.
Pontiac Cars- One Of The Best Extraordinary Cars Made By General Motors
The most luxurious cars, which are the brands of General Motors automobiles, launched in the year 1926, are Pontiac. It is headquartered in Detroit, in the United States. This car has its huge market in the places like the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It was also marketed due to its performance, by General Motors for several years.
For Those who Want the Best - Pontiac G6 Sedan
Pontiac was a world renowned automobile brand, which was established in the year 1926 as an associate maker for the General Motors' Oakland. However, very soon after its establishment, Pontiac overtook its parent company in popularity and later got into a companionship with Chevrolet. The 2010 Pontiac G6 Sedan was a highly popular model from this manufacturer, which has got all specs to win hearts.
General Motors is Working on the 5th Generation Pontiac
Bob Lutz was one of the driving sources behind introducing the Holden Monaro to United States as the Pontiac GTO in the year 2004. The car of course received a lot of critical acclaim while displayed in the auto shows; however on the sales front, it was a big disappointment. Now, as per the report of Road & Track that the rumors there around in the air are correct, Pontiac is working on a new two-door, G8 coupe before it may probably get shuttered. Deemed as one of the last resorts to band on, it is said that Pontiac will put their full heart and brain in making it, from which the market can expect a lot.
Review of 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP
Pontiac’s 2009 G8 GXP was a welcome model in the united states and was the apt four-door Corvette, which the Americans had a longing for long. The model offered a sharper steering and there was a very spectacular response from the highly featured Brembo four-piston brake. Even though, it was not a huge hit, G8 GXP had surely won many hearts while on roads.
Pontiac models list:
|Pontiac 6000||1990-1991||Pontiac Aztek||2001-2005|
|Pontiac Bonneville||1990-2005||Pontiac Firebird||1990-2002|
|Pontiac G3||2009-2009||Pontiac G5||2007-2009|
|Pontiac G6||2005-2010||Pontiac G8||2008-2009|
|Pontiac GTO||2004-2006||Pontiac Grand Am||1990-2005|
|Pontiac Grand Prix||1990-2008||Pontiac Le Mans||1990-1993|
|Pontiac Montana||1999-2005||Pontiac Montana SV6||2006-2006|
|Pontiac Solstice||2006-2009||Pontiac Sunbird||1990-1994|
|Pontiac Sunfire||1995-2005||Pontiac Torrent||2006-2009|
|Pontiac Trans Sport||1990-1998||Pontiac Vibe||2003-2010|
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