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Buick's not that popular, despite GM's official reason for killing Pontiac

HPP Visits China. Buick is not the most popular car.
Posted December 27 2012 09:39 AM by Chris Phillip 
Filed under: Editorials, Other Pontiacs, 1970 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip

Chinese Buick

 High Performance Pontiac recently had the golden opportunity to spend a few days in Shanghai, China, the largest city in that country.

Our job: Count the number of Buicks compared to other brands and see if GM's claim that Buick's popularity in China killed the Pontiac brand is accurate.


 Sorry GM. Buick was not the most popular car we saw in Shanghai. Toyota was. Kia was second, Hyundai was third, Volkswagon was fourth.

Buick. We saw some, but it looked to us that new Volkswagons were moving off dealer showrooms at a 4 to 1 pace over new Buicks.

Was it worth killing the iconic Pontiac brand over, GM? We disagree with you.

How about now that the US government will no longer be a shareholder in your corporation, that you bring Pontiac back?

Are there really any viable and truthful reasons why it shouldn't be done now?



3 comments
MUDSLINGER.56
MUDSLINGER.56

DON'T GET ME WRONG, I OWN A '68 CHEVY 1/2 TON PU WITH A 307 Q-JET. I HAVE HAD IT FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS AND IT JUST "TAKES A BEATING AND KEEPS ON TICKING". I'M TO THE POINT WHERE I HAVE TO EITHER REPLACE THE CAB, OR FIND A NEW HOME FOR THE MILL. POINT IS: A CHEVY IS A CHEVY, NOT A CHEVONTIAC.

MUDSLINGER.56
MUDSLINGER.56

YEAH, BUT A PONTIAC WITH A chivvy ENGINE, IS STILL JUST A REBADGED chivvy.

Hunter_Newton
Hunter_Newton

If Pontiac is brought back, I might just be the happiest man alive. I loved what Bob Lutz was trying to with Pontiac by introducing the Solstice and the all-new GTO. We need more people like that at the top of the pyramid that have those fresh ideas. Cars like those allow people to fully discover their inner hot-rodder. I've seen a few videos where the four banger in the solstice was swapped out for an LS2. Things like will always sell. We love and miss you Pontiac!

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