Demise Of The Legendary Pontiac

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Demise Of The Legendary Pontiac

Post  Tyro on Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:51 am

If rumors around GM headquarters are true, the corporation will announce the discontinuation of the Pontiac brand today as part of the deeper-cutting reorganization demanded by the Obama administration's auto task force. Pontiac's fate might have been sealed by a combination of increasingly tough demands for cuts from the Feds and Pontiac's utter lack of focus over the past few decades. GM said, as early as late last year that the division would become a "niche brand," outside of the four core brands GM wanted to protect (Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac and Buick). The company, however, never defined exactly what sort of niche it was talking about. Was that a niche that included the G3, a Chevy Aveo re-badge? Or was that a niche that included the G8 rear-drive sports sedan?



General Motors, in the person of News Relations PR man Tom Wilkinson neither confirmed nor denied nor, well, here's what he said: "There's nothing I can share with you at this point. Keep your eye on our media site. Officially nothing has changed with Pontiac's niche-brand status, until you hear differently."
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Post  AtomicGleam on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:29 pm

It's official - GM pulls the plug on Pontiac. Evil or Very Mad
http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/27/autos/pontiac_obit/

Looks like I won't be getting that new muscle car I always wanted.
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Post  Geodome on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:49 pm

Very sad. Sad

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