2017 Pontiac Solstice is a sports car through Pontiac. Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the Solstice roadster began production in Wilmington, Delaware, began in mid-2005 for the model year 2006. The exterior styling of the production Solstice is similar to that of the 2002 Solstice concept that preceded. Production of the Solstice was to run until the summer of 2005, but delays at the Wilmington plant pushed volume production by the fourth quarter.
The 2017 Solstice nominated for the North American Car of the Year award and design of the Year award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for 2006. It was a runaway hit for Pontiac, with 7,000 orders in first 10 days of availability and 6,000 more orders for the winter. Although first-year student production planned by 7000, General Motors apologized to customers for delays and increased production, delivering 10,000 by March 1. The 2008 recession caused car sales plummet and under pressure from the US government, GM agreed to eliminate the Pontiac division. Production ended with the closure of the plant in Wilmington Assembly in July 2009.
2017 Pontiac Solstice GXP
2017 Pontiac Solstice GXP version of the Solstice debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. It is powered by a new 2.0 L (121.9 cu in) I4 ECOTEC engine equipped with a double-book turbocharger. output the engine’s 260 hp (193 kW) and 260 lb·ft (353 N·m). This is the highest specific output of any engine by cubic inches in the history of General Motors in 2.1 HP (1.6 kW) per cubic inch, and it is the first gasoline direct injection engine from an American automaker. According pontiac.com, the GXP will 0-60 mph (97 km / h) in under 5.5 seconds.
Other 2017 Solstice GXP features include standard StabiliTrak traction control, a limited-slip differential, and brakes. Summer tires on 18-inch wheels are standard. An available dealer installed option was a custom computer tune and two new sensors that led to an increase in production to 290 bhp (216 kW; 294 PS) and 340 lb·ft (461 N·m), further improving the performance of the GXP model.
2017 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
2017 Pontiac Solstice version of the Solstice unveiled at the 2008 New York Auto Show. Engine choices are the same as the convertible versions. The roof can be removed, but the hard roof can not be put in the trunk. An optional laptop is available, which can be fitted in the boot.
The Pontiac Solstice went on sale in early 2009. The 2017 Pontiac Solstice Coupes will be deemed to have been very rare: There was a total of 1,266 Solstice Coupes that should be made to the host before the production line in Wilmington, Delaware was closed: 102 pre-productions 2009 models, 1152-row find regular production 2009 models, and 12 pre-productions 2010 models. This is in contrast to more than 64,000 of the Pontiac Solstice 2017 Cabrio which manufactures.
2017 Pontiac Solstice Shared Technology
The sharing of technology and various components is a common practice among automakers, resulting in reduced parts costs. The Solstice share major components with nearly every GM division:
The rear axle and differential from Sigma-based Cadillac CTS
The interior storage bin from the Cadillac XLR
The passenger side front airbag’s, steering column and exterior and interior door handles are the Chevrolet Cobalt
The backup lights are from the GMC Envoy
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning modules from the Hummer H3
The front fog lamp assembly from the Pontiac Grand Prix
The steering wheel is also seen in the Pontiac G5, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Cobalt
The 2.4 L Ecotec engine is shared with the Pontiac G6, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet HHR
The five-speed manual is the same as the Hummer H3, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado
The five-speed automatic is the same as that of the Cadillac CTS, STS, and SRX
The AC vents from the Fiat Barchetta
The seat frames of the previous generation Opel Corsa