• The End has come: Last US-built Pontiac rolled out of assembly line

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.


Source: Detroit News

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  (534) posted on 03.23.2010

That was a bad news from pontiac. Well I, guess they had to make another new model to make their marketing alive and running.

  (554) posted on 01.17.2010

Well it’s like the saying, "What goes around comes around, what goes up must come down". I really think the car competition was really tough that Pontiac managed to packed up their baggage just to avoid losing huge amount of money but I think it will be not the last time I will see Pontiac on the automobile market.

  (778) posted on 12.20.2009

Long way but it’s the end of the road for Pontiac. Well it has the performance but not too quite to compete with other brands. IMO, it’s not goodbye anymore because you did your job to be recognized on the market and that’s the legacy that can’t wasted.

  (1332) posted on 12.8.2009

Another car reached it’s end. For a car that made mark on the car industry, there should have a nice party. If there is none, then maybe it is not really the end. Pontiac is maybe up for something.

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