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Pontiac G8 prototype in Adelaide. (Australia)
2007-07-04 -- GM Holden celebrated today as the first Pontiac G8 engineering prototypes to be produced at Holden Vehicle Operations in Elizabeth rolled off the line.
The Pontiac G8 will be available in Pontiac dealerships in the United States in early 2008 to take its place among General Motors' flagship high performance vehicles.
The 2008 Pontiac G8 performance sedan will be the first North American product to be based on GM’s new global rear wheel drive architecture, developed by the global team based here in Australia.
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AISI Selects the 2007 Pontiac Solstice for Its Inaugural Great Designs in Steel Automotive Excellence Award
2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP
DETROIT, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today that it has selected the product engineering and manufacturing team of the 2007 Pontiac Solstice for its inaugural Great Designs in Steel Automotive Excellence Award for the innovative and cost-effective use of advanced high-strength steels.
The award recognizes individuals or teams from automaker, supplier and academic ranks who embrace innovation and make significant contributions to the advancement of steel in the automotive marketplace.
"The 2007 Pontiac Solstice redefines shape and styling with a crisp, sleek design that offers both outstanding appearance and engineering performance at a reasonable price," said Brian Aranha, vice president of Dofasco, Inc. and chairman of AISI's Automotive Applications Committee. "The fact that General Motors Corporation utilized advanced high-strength steels for a stylish, affordable, low-volume vehicle, clearly demonstrates how recent advances in material and processing technology enable steel to offer significant advantages in structural efficiency, quality and cost for new vehicle designs."
New Global Rear-Drive Architecture Is the Foundation for All-New 2008 Pontiac G8
2008 Pontiac G8 GT Show Car
CHICAGO 2007-02-07 – The 2008 Pontiac G8 performance sedan is built on GM’s new, global rear-wheel-drive architecture. With the input of Pontiac and GM North America, the G8 was developed in Australia, under the direction of Holden’s engineering department.
Taking advantage of GM’s global centers of engineering expertise, a series of vehicle architectures are being developed that can be easily adapted to the unique vehicle requirements of various regions. For example, global truck architectures are being developed in North America while midsize vehicle architectures are created in Europe.
Pontiac Assembly Plays Santa to Area ChildrenPONTIAC , Mich. 2006-12-11 – Over 283 Pontiac children are sure to have a Merry Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of the UAW and GM Pontiac Assembly Center workers. The workers who build Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks purchased, assembled and donated 100 bicycles and tricycles to children in the city of Pontiac through a city initiative targeting those in need. Pontiac Mayor Clarence E. Phillips accepted the donation during a visit to the assembly plant this morning.
Pontiac and Virgin Megastores Team Up for Co-Branded Promotion
Auto and Music Retail Leaders Join Forces to Reach Joint ConsumersDETROIT, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pontiac is expanding its strong relationship with music and entertainment retail leader, Virgin Megastores, by teaming up on a co-branded marketing strategy. As part of the promotion, Pontiac is launching its first ever in-store merchandise towers in all of the North American Virgin Megastores. In exchange, Virgin Megastores will become Pontiac's musical experts by licensing at least 30 songs a year to the auto giant for use in Pontiac commercials and online promotions.
Pontiac Announces Finalists in 2006 NCAA Football Game-Changing Performances
Winning school receives $100,000 General Scholarship Fund from PontiacDETROIT, 2006-12-04 – Pontiac and the NCAA® are challenging college football fans to determine the “Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year”—the first and only fan-voted scholarship award in the history of the NCAA. Four “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” plays were selected every week by ESPN’s Game Day Crew. F ans then went online to pontiac.com/ncaa to vote for their favorite play. Each week the winning school received a $5,000 general scholarship contribution from Pontiac.
Pontiac Empowers Car Culture in Second Life
Pontiac's Motorati Island Debuts in Late November with Free "Land" for Auto EntrepreneursDETROIT, Oct. 20, 2006 — Pontiac is getting into real estate – but not in the way most would expect. It’s joining a small group of trendsetting companies buying virtual real estate in Second Life, an online, 3-D world entirely built and owned by the residents that inhabit it. Pontiac’s Second Life presence will launch with a six-region land mass called Motorati Island. But, Pontiac’s arrival will come with a twist: an offer of free “land” for Second Lifers to create a vibrant car culture within the community.
Pontiac Ups the Ante with the Turbocharged 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXPOshawa, Ontario (September 13, 2006) – General Motors of Canada today announced pricing for the new 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP, which goes on sale at Pontiac dealers this month. With a starting MSRP of just $34,910, the turbocharged GXP roadster takes the style and performance of the award-winning Pontiac Solstice to entirely new levels.
Pontiac Revs Up Portfolio, Hispanic Ad Campaign
Sexy Styling, Performance Step to the Forefront in "Diseñado Para Seducir"DETROIT (2006-08-23): Building on the momentum of is refreshed portfolio, Pontiac is moving into the 2007 model year with even more emphasis on sensuous styling and performance with new vehicles like the Solstice GXP and G5 sports coupe, and the next phase of its Hispanic advertising campaign. The new vehicles will join continuing hits like the G6 and Torrent, which have contributed to an increase in dealer traffic and sales in key Hispanic markets.
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