2009 Pontiac Vibe
The Toyota Matrix will soon lose a sister as GM will cease production of the Fremont, CA assembled Pontiac Vibe by no later than the end of August. The Fremont plant, NUMMI, is a joint venture between Toyota and GM. In the past, NUMMI has assembled the 1985-1988 Chevrolet Nova and the 1989-1997 Geo / Chevrolet Prizm for GM. GM and Toyota are not yet commenting on what vehicle might replace the Vibe.
Direct from the GM press office:
As part of its long-term viability plan and recent decision to phase out the Pontiac brand, General Motors has decided to discontinue production of the Pontiac Vibe by the end of August 2009. The Vibe is produced at the New United Motor Manufacturing Incorporated (NUMMI) facility jointly operated by GM and Toyota in Fremont, California. While no replacement for Vibe production has been determined, GM and Toyota remain in active discussions regarding potential future production at NUMMI.