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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pontiac Solstice

The Pontiac Solstice is a baby sports car from the Pontiac analysis of General Motors. Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the Solstice auto began assembly in Wilmington, Delaware, starting in mid-2005 for the 2006 archetypal year. The exoteric administration of the assembly Solstice is agnate to that of the 2002 Solstice abstraction that preceded it. Assembly of the Solstice was to be active afore summertime 2005, but delays at the Wilmington bulb pushed aggregate assembly to the fourth quarter. The fresh auto targa 2009 archetypal was appear in mid 2008. The Solstice uses the GM Kappa platform, which additionally underpins the Saturn Sky, Opel GT, and Daewoo G2X.

The Solstice was nominated for the North American Car of the Year accolade and Design of the Year accolade from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for 2006. It was a delinquent hit for Pontiac, with 7,000 orders in the aboriginal 10 canicule of availability and 6,000 added orders afore winter. Although first-year assembly was planned at 7,000, GM apologized to barter for delays and added production, carrying 10,000 by March 1.

Production concluded with the cease of the Wilmington Assembly bulb in July 2009.

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