Pontiac

automobile brand of General Motors

Pontiac was an automobile manufacturer, owned by General Motors. Pontiac was known for making affordable performance cars. It was established in 1926. In 2009, General Motors announced that it would close Pontiac due to Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Pontiac
Company typeBrand (1926–1931) [1]
Division (1931–2010)[2]
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1926 (1926); 97 years ago[1]
FounderGeneral Motors
DefunctOctober 31, 2010 (2010-10-31); 13 years ago
FateClosed upon General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan, United States
Area served
Canada, United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Middle East
Key people
Frank Hershey
Irving Jacob Reuter
Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen
John Z. DeLorean
ProductsAutomobiles
ParentOakland Motor Car
(1925–1931)
General Motors
(1931–2010) [2]

Pontiac is named for Pontiac (Ottawa leader), an 18th-century war chief, and for the town of Pontiac, Illinois.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hamer, Tony; Hamer, Michele (May 18, 2018). "The Life and Death of Pontiac". LiveAbout. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cite error: The named reference kimes1996 was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).

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