2005 GTO Arrives In Dealers, On DVD In December
The Last Ride Makes Broadcast Television Debut
DETROIT - The first 2005 GTOs are scheduled to arrive at select
Pontiac dealers by the end of December, but interested customers can
get a sneak peak at the new model on the DVD release of The Last Ride,
the USA Network original film starring Dennis Hopper, Chris Carmack
and both classic and modern GTOs.
The DVD will be at video stores on Tuesday, December 21. The movie
will also air on Saturday, December 11, at 8 p.m. EST on the NBC television
"Since early summer and the original airing of the film on USA
Network television, we've seen interest in the 2004 GTO steadily increase,"
said Dino Bernacchi, Pontiac advertising manager. "The DVD release
of The Last Ride gives us the opportunity to celebrate the heritage
of the classic GTO while providing behind-the-scenes information about
the enhanced power and styling options available in the 2005 model."
Additional information about The Last Ride, and the 2005 GTO, can
be found at a special Pontiac web site at www.pontiac.com/thelastride.
In addition to cast bios and production stills, visitors can also
register to win several prizes, including the grand prize of a new
2005 GTO and a walk-on role in an upcoming USA Network movie production.
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and
markets the Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Grand Am, Vibe, Sunfire,
and Montana. Pontiac sold more than 475,000 vehicles in 2003, ranking
third among GM divisions in total sales. In 2004, Pontiac introduced
the Montana SV6 crossover sport van and the G6 sedan. The G6 coupe
and convertible, the V8-powered Grand Prix GXP and the Solstice roadster
will follow in 2006.
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer,
employs 325,000 people globally. Founded in 1908, GM has been the
global automotive sales leader since 1931. GM today has manufacturing
operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in more than
192 countries. In 2003, GM sold nearly 8.6 million cars and trucks,
about 15 percent of the global vehicle market. GM's global headquarters
are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. More information on GM
and its products can be found on the company's corporate website at