General Motors will stop making the Pontiac Vibe for the U.S. market at the end of August, the automaker announced today.
But GM may continue to produce the compact hatchback for the Canadian market for a short time beyond August, said Jim Hopson, a Pontiac spokesman.
"It is being phased out. We are not going to keep Pontiac in Canada.," he said in a telephone interview. "It is just that the timing may be slightly different than the U.S."
Production of the 2010 Vibe began in March. The Vibe is the only 2010 model offered by Pontiac as GM prepares to wind down the brand by the end of 2010.
The Vibe is produced at the New United Motor Manufacturing Incorporated (NUMMI) plant operated jointly by GM and Toyota in Fremont, Calif.
No replacement for Vibe production has been determined. But GM said it continues to have discussions with Toyota about possible future production at NUMMI.