GM ends production of Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky in Delaware

2009 Pontiac Solstice

As we look forward to our 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe GXP press car next week, today marks the last day of operations for GM’s Boxwood plant in Delaware – the plant responsible for building GM’s Kappa-platform roadster, the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky (and the recently introduced Solstice Coupe).

Both models, which sold well for General Motors Company, were killed off when the Detroit automaker announced that it will kill Pontiac by the end of 2009 along with selling Saturn to Penske Automotive Group.

“To me, it”s not a celebration,” said James Graves, a 29-year veteran of the factory. “It”s a sad day. It”s like a funeral.”

GM spokesman John Raut said the plant”s final vehicle was a silver Solstice, which rolled off the assembly line this morning.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: DelawareOnline