Pontiac - a division of the American company "General Motors." This company is engaged in production of sports cars. The headquarters of the company is located in the state of Michigan, the city of Pontiac.
Company history begins in 1893. It was then that Edward G. Murphy organized in Pontiac firm "Pontiac Buggy." First, the firm engaged in the production crew.
In 1907, the firm became known as Oakland Motor Car Company. She has started to manufacture cars. Pretty soon the company became part of the Oakland General Motors.
Since 1926, the firm becomes known as Pontiac Motor Division.V 1933 place CEO takes Harry Klinger. On his orders, begins production of updated models with independent suspension and six-cylinder engines.
In 1935 came to light Coupe Pontiac Silver Streak. This model has been so successful that it was possible to think about the expansion of production.
In 1941 the company began producing automobiles series «Torpedo». Several of these models continued to be produced after the war.
In 1957, the Bonneville model, with Pontiac's first fuel injection engine, is introduced.
Chevrolet introduces the F-body Camaro as a 1967 model. The following January, Pontiac introduces the Firebird, its third line of cars, as a 1967 model.
In 1976, GM introduces its downsized Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac full-size and luxury cars in September.
In 1979, GM introduces newly designed front-wheel-drive compact cars, the Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Citation, Oldsmobile Omega and Pontiac Phoenix X-body models.
In 1984, a new organizational structure for GM's North American Passenger Car Operations is formed. Two integrated car groups, Chevrolet, Pontiac, GM of Canada (C-P-C) and Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac (B-O-C), each have complete responsibility for their respective products, including engineering, manufacturing, assembly and marketing.
In 1988, GM introduces its 'GM10' family of newly redesigned midsize cars -- the Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, and Pontiac Grand Prix.
In 1989, four-door sedan versions of the 'GM10' Pontiac Grand Prix and Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme are introduced.
The Pontiac Trans Sport and Oldsmobile Silhouette all-purpose vehicles debut. These models feature the largest plastic panels ever put on any vehicle.
In 1996, Pontiac and GMC marketing divisions are merged to form Pontiac-GMC Division.
In 2001, Pontiac celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary.
General Motors announces that its Ste. Therese, Quebec plant, which builds the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, will close in September 2002 in conjunction with discontinuation of the Camaro and Firebird models.
In 2004, GM announces plans to produce the sporty Pontiac Solstice roadster, first shown to the world at the 2002 North American International Auto Show, at its Wilmington, Del., assembly plant. The Solstice is to go on sale as a 2006 model year car.