As part of it's government-mandated restructuring plan, General Motors announced the end of the Pontiac brand today. The company will continue to focus on it's core brands, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac.
Pontiac was a brand made famous in the muscle car era and was referred to as GM's "excitement division". The car manufacturer stated that Pontiac will be shut down by the end of next year.
Three of GM's other brands -- Saturn, Saab and Hummer -- will remain operational until a decision on possible closures of sell-offs can be reached. General Motor as a whole has seen massive profit losses, and plan to cut 38% of their workforce.