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General Motors's revival of Pontiac is practically destiny.

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Question: What car brand should come back?

Founded in 1926, Pontiac was named after a Ottawa Chief who also had an entire city named after him. Legendary wouldn't you say?

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Bringing back an important brand.

Seems more and more these days iconic car brands are rising from the ashes and staking their claim in today's auto market. A lot of those brands hinge on their past heritage and come back bolstered by some parent OEM. I for one am a very big fan of this, as long as the execution stays true to that heritage

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A new Pontiac for a new age.

GM should unleash new Pontiac models with a Cruze SS, Fiero, Firebird and GTO joining the mix.

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Long live the Talon!

FCA can only rely on large vehicles for so long.

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A road map to revival.

How Pontiac can appeal to a new generation of performance vehicle buyers.

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History is littered with failed car brands awaiting reanimation.

Let's look at the candidates, evaluate their merits, and see if we can agree which brand deserves to rise from the ashes.

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Pontiac deserves a rebirth.

Bring back the former Super Sport (SS) models under the Pontiac brand.

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Read on to find out why it was chosen.

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Early 20th Century automotive style, grace and class personified.

If ever there was an automotive brand that had style, and by that I mean "American" style, it was Packard.

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Caught by a dashcam, the blame might not lie with the system.

Perhaps, the driver should have taken over in time.

With the market momentum that comes from the success of its XC60 and XC90 crossovers, along with the recent introduction of an all-new S90 sedan and V90 wagon, this year should see an uptick in both Volvo sales, market share and awareness.

In an aggressive attempt to bounce back from the diesel emissions fiasco of 2016 the German automaker is taking a multi-pronged product approach.

With the move of its US headquarters from Southern California to North Texas, and manufacturing plants throughout the Midwest, South and Southeast, Toyota has fully embedded itself into America's automotive industry and culture.

Even without an all-electric lineup, the product of Elon Musk would constitute a very different business model. Using what is basically factory-direct distribution throughout most of the country, Tesla eschews the traditional dealer and inventory management.

Subaru, having achieved its eighth consecutive year of record-breaking sales, obtains a jump on 2018 with the early announcement of an all-new Impreza.

All new in 2016 (and in no need of an update), the Smart Fortwo receives a convertible for this model year.

It's a modest year of change at Rolls-Royce. In fact, the most significant news is the discontinuation of the Phantom VII, while the world awaits its replacement.

Launched as its own division in 2009, FCA's Ram Truck line has ridden the wave of post-recession growth with significant sales upticks throughout its brief, independent history.

This will be remembered as a big year for the relatively small German automaker, with annual sales of roughly 200,000 cars and SUVs.

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