One kicked things off with a bang; the other faded into obscurity with barely a whimper.
A few weeks after Kia celebrated its first-ever US-built vehicle, Pontiac rolled off its last US-built vehicle – a white G6 sedan – in its assembly plant in Lake Orion, Michigan. And no, there weren’t any screams of delight or champagne bottles opening, but rather a simple and eerily quiet ceremony that painted a clear picture of the what it all meant: the end for Pontiac has come.
There was a stark difference from what we saw a few weeks ago with Kia. This time, a group of employees simply took out their phones to take photos of the G6 as it was rolled out of the assembly line.
No speeches, no cheers, no hugs; just a simple send-off to one of the most iconic car brands in US auto history.
Goodbye, Pontiac. ‘Twas nice meeting you.