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GM to Produce Pontiac Solstice at Wilmington, Delaware Assembly Plant
Photo: Automotive Intelligence
DETROIT - General Motors
Corp. today announced plans to produce the sporty Pontiac Solstice
roadster at its Wilmington, Del., Assembly Plant. The production location
was announced at the official unveiling of the Solstice at the North
American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Solstice will be produced
as a 2006 model year vehicle.
"This demonstrates a
commitment by GM to the UAW, our employees and the Wilmington, Delaware
community," said Gary Cowger, GM President, North America. "The
Wilmington plant will play an important role in GM's effort to continue to
bring exciting new products to the market."
The Solstice was first
unveiled as a concept car at the 2002 North American International Auto
Show in Detroit. It features smooth, uncluttered lines, a rounded front
end, and an interior swathed in leather and free of any unnecessary
accents or controls.
"GM's commitment to its
UAW members at the Wilmington plant will provide job security for years to
come," said Richard Shoemaker, UAW vice president and director of the
GM Department. "The Solstice is an exciting new vehicle and the
investment should enhance the economic stability for the Wilmington-area
and the State of Delaware."