Premiere of Pontiac Solstice roadster took place in 2004 at North American International Auto Show. The production of the model started in the second half of 2005 at GM\'s plant in Wilmington. The vehicle belonged to the lineup of 2006 year. Originally it was scheduled to be released in the amount of 7,000 cars a year, however, because of the large demand; it had to be increased to 10,000 cars annually.
Pontiac Solstice is built on the platform of GM, common to other cars of concern: Daewoo G2X, Saturn Sky and Opel GT. The engine is located in front lengthwise.
Car body is 2-door 2-seater of convertible type, which confirms the model\'s name. Exterior features with a rapid and, at the same time, flowing lines. Dimensions of the body are 3993/1811/1273 mm with the wheelbase of 2,416 mm and track of 1543/1561. Its curb weight is equal to 1320 kg, the total weight is 1560 kg. Luggage compartment volume is 108 liters.
The engine range for Pontiac Solstice includes a four-cylinder 16-valve with multipoint injection of 2 and 2.4-liter (179 hp /225 Nm/4800 v) power units of Ecotec series.
The maximum speed of the vehicle with 2.4 l engine and manual transmission is 198 km / h, acceleration to hundred occupies 7.2 seconds and the consumption of fuel is about 8.4 l on the highway and 11.8 l in the urban cycle.
Engines work in tandem with a five-speed manual transmission Aisin AR5, or with a five-speed automatic 5L40-E. There is a rear-wheel drive and power assisted steering.
The suspension is fully independent with spring racks. There are ventilated front disc brakes and rear disc brakes. Active safety is maintained by the system ABS. Standard tire size is 245/45R18.
Sport version Pontiac Solstice GXP debuted at the auto show in Los Angeles. The model was equipped with a new two-liter Ecotec engine with direct injection and turbocharging.
In 2008, at the New York Auto Show the manufacturer has represented a coupe version with hard top. The main feature of the car was the special construction of a 2-layer roof.