Pontiac Vibe

Pontiac Vibe

The Pontiac Vibe was a compact hatchback automobile sold under the Pontiac marque from 2002 to 2010. It was jointly developed by General Motors along with Toyota, who manufactures the mechanically identical Toyota Matrix. Manufactured by the Toyota-GM joint venture NUMMI in Fremont, California, the Vibe succeeded the Geo Prizm in production at NUMMI, and like the Prizm, the Vibe was derived from the Toyota Corolla.

From 2002 to 2004, a rebadged right-hand drive variant of the Vibe was exported as the Toyota Voltz to the Japanese domestic market. The Voltz was not popular in Japan and discontinued after two model years.

Production of the Vibe ended in 2010 with the discontinuation of the Pontiac brand and the closing of NUMMI under the General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization. Its twin, the Toyota Matrix, is still in production only for the Canadian market, manufactured byToyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in Cambridge, Ontario, after NUMMI closed down.

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September 6, 2015

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