NEW YORK -- New United Motor Mfg. Inc. is set to launch production of the Pontiac Vibe on Jan. 7, and the cross/utility vehicle (CUV) will hit dealers about three weeks later, Brand Manager Craig Bierley reveals. Bierley says the Vibe will come in both front- and all-wheel-drive versions. It is identical, except for sheet metal, with the Toyota Matrix, which goes into production the same week in the Japanese car maker's Cambridge, Ont., Canada, plant. See related story NUMMI, the ...

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