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Division of General Motors
Industry Automotive
Fate General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization
Founded 1926; 95 years ago (1926)
Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Defunct October 31, 2010; 10 years ago (2010-10-31)
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, United States
Key people
Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen
John Z. DeLorean
Products Automobiles
Parent General Motors

Pontiac was an automobile manufacturer, owned by General Motors. Pontiac was known for making affordable performance cars. In 2009 General Motors announced it would close Pontiac due to Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Pontiac is also the name of a 19th century leader of the Ottawa tribe, and the name of the town of Pontiac, Illinois.


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