2006 Pontiac

2006 Pontiac Solstice

2006 Pontiac Solstice

Pontiac introduces the new Solstice…. (information below from Wikipedia)

The Pontiac Solstice was a small sports car from the Pontiac division of General Motors. Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the Solstice roadster began production in Wilmington, Delaware, starting in mid-2005 for the 2006 model year. The exterior styling of the production Solstice is similar to that of the 2002 Solstice concept that preceded it. Production of the Solstice was to be running before summer 2005, but delays at the Wilmington plant pushed volume production to the fourth quarter. The new hardtop targa 2009 model was announced in mid 2008. The Solstice uses the GM Kappa platform, which also underpins the Saturn Sky, Opel GT, and Daewoo G2X.

The Solstice was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award and Design of the Year award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for 2006. It was a runaway hit for Pontiac, with 7,000 orders in the first 10 days of availability and 6,000 more orders before winter. Although first-year production was planned at 7,000, GM apologized to customers for delays and increased production, delivering 10,000 by March 1.

Production ended with the closure of the Wilmington Assembly plant in July 2009.

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One Response to “2006 Pontiac”

  1. PONTIAC SOLSTICE

    Year Total American sales

    2005 5,445
    2006 19,710
    2007 16,779
    2008 10,739
    2009 5,642

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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