range of projects with varied levels of success, including the acclaimed Cadillac Sixteen concept and the universally panned Pontiac Aztek, which landed atop more than a few lists of the ugliest vehicles ever. Peters said the Aztek design got away from him
China's Empress Dowager hadn't been chauffeured around in a Buick, the brand would probably be resting comfortably with Pontiac , Oldsmobile and Saturn in the GM graveyard. 'Royalty' "The Buick chassis with various coachworks were utilized by royalty
the new GM products will be available for used GM cars as well as new ones. For non-GM used vehicles and for vehicles from Pontiac , Saturn and Hummer, GM offers a protection plan under the MyAuto brand. Jim Kornas, director of extended protection plans
too, using the same internal system for paperwork and for reporting claims. For non-GM used vehicles and for models from Pontiac , Saturn and Hummer, GM offers a protection plan under the MyAuto brand. Jim Kornas, director of extended protection plans
with people who, like him, started on the bottom rungs of the ladder. He had worked at the first Brown's dealership, a Pontiac store in Arlington, Va., during high school and college. His father had worked at that story's body shop. "When we
A. Inc. in California. General Motors said Takata is a supplier, but that the problem affected only about 55,000 2003 Pontiac Vibes assembled at the Fremont, California, plant GM previously ran in a joint venture with Toyota. Those vehicles were
and 135-month prison sentence for engineering a floorplanning scam. John Giovanetti, a former owner of Big Oaks Buick- Pontiac -GMC in Bartow, Fla., is challenging U.S. District Judge James Whittemore's ruling that he failed to show that his
A. Inc. in California. General Motors said Takata is a supplier, but that the problem affected only about 55,000 2003 Pontiac Vibes assembled at the Fremont, Calif., plant GM previously ran in a joint venture with Toyota. Those vehicles were included
marketing career at GM and was credited with reviving the Cadillac brand. After rising to the post of brand manager for the Pontiac Bonneville in 1995, LaNeve left GM in 1997 to become vice president of marketing and later CEO of Volvo Cars of North America
who worked as a die maker at GM's Pontiac Division for nearly 40 years. At 18, she got her first job at GM's Pontiac assembly plant, inspecting hood and ..... job at the plant that produced the Pontiac Fiero. In the late 1990s, Barra worked
model years. Also, in February, federal safety officials told Automotive News they were investigating an estimated 550,000 Pontiac G6s because of possible brake light malfunctions that could increase the chances of an accident. NHTSA said it had received
tied to the recession, the bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler and the elimination of volume brands such as Saturn, Mercury and Pontiac . Now, barring unexpected economic shifts, industrywide growth in dealerships of 0.1 to 0.2 percent is expected over
was 88. He founded Whitaker Buick in 1954 and became a dealer at age 30. He retired in the early 1990s, and his son became a dealer. Steve Whitaker moved the store to a suburb, Forest Lake, Minn., in 2006 and added Pontiac and GMC.
initiatives. He was promoted to president and COO last fall . Clarke spent more than 35 years at GM, starting his work at Pontiac in 1973. He held a variety of top positions, including president of GM's Mexico unit, vice president of manufacturing
future. "A lot of dealers would have a tough time deciding between 750 grand and giving up site exclusivity for 15 years," Aboyoun says. "There was a time when everyone thought, 'Of course Pontiac will be here 15 years from now.'"
increased share since 2007, though their remaining dealers are selling more vehicles on average today. GM killed Hummer, Pontiac and Saturn in 2010, and Saab, which it sold to a Dutch carmaker, Spyker, has since shut down. It also closed Oldsmobile