The soon-to-be discontinued Pontiac Vibe was the last GM vehicle manufactured at the NUMMI plantEnlarge Photo
Speaking with Automotive News, Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson said GM is in talks with Toyota and NUMMI itself to determine another vehicle to be produced there. "We're clearly not backing away from our partnership at NUMMI. There's no issue of us backing away from NUMMI," he said.
Hopson confirmed that GM won’t keep the Vibe on under a different brand but failed to reveal what Toyota model GM would replace it with. If a new model can be found it will be sold under one of GM’s remaining four core brands – most likely Chevrolet.
GM and Toyota have been building vehicles at the NUMMI site since 1984. Today, Toyota builds its Tacoma pickup at the site, while GM builds the Vibe.