Doing a great roadster for $35,000-$45,OOO is a feat mastered by several automobile companies. In fact, it's relatively routine. It's doing that desirable, high-content roadster for under $2O,OOO that challenges an automobile company.
Thatís what we promised we would do with the Pontiac Solstice when we announced we would put it into production, and thatís what Iím officially announcing today, here on GM FastLane, for the first time.
When Solstice goes on sale this summer, it will, officially, be priced at $19,995 ó and that includes the $575 destination charge. You heard it here first.
Thatís not for a stripped down model, either. That sub-$20,000 price gets you 177 horsepower mated to a five-speed manual transmission, 18-inch wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes, glass rear window, and a CD-player as standard equipment.
So there you have it. A roadster inspired by the European classics of yesterday, styled very much like the concept car of a few years ago, priced under $20,000 as promised today. Solstice is a true driverís car, and it will be in Pontiac showrooms this summer. We look forward to your reactions...
By Bob Lutz via: http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/archives...e_of.html#more
GM Vice Chairman