The Pontiac Salsa was a 1992 Concept Car which was designed by GM's Advanced Concept Centre in California. It was a convertible, hatchback and pickup all in one, with various tops and tonneau covers able to be switched out. According to a sales brochure, the car uses a 1.5L DOHC inline-4 mated to a 5-speed transmission. The car is front-wheel drive.
The Hot Wheels version debuted as part of the Demolition Movie set of 9 cars, which were each sold individually packaged with a Park 'n Plates box, however, the box was called a Cryo-Cube. Along with the Oldsmobile Aurora, the Pontiac Salsa does not appear in the movie.
In 1999, The Pontiac Salsa was retired, and was released for the final time as part of the Final Run Series.
The Pontiac Salsa has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|11087||1993||Demolition Man Movie car||Orange||Silver Headlights, no tampo||Black / Plastic||Painted Silver||White||BW Orange||11087||Malaysia||came with Cryo-Cube (Park'n Plates box)|
|596||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Orange||Silver Headlights, no tampo||Black / Plastic||Painted Silver||White||7SP||11087||Malaysia||same color as the Movie car, but it came with different wheels and in regular packaging|
|596||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Orange||Silver Headlights, no tampo||Black / Plastic||Painted Silver||grey||3SP||11087||Malaysia||same color as the Movie car, but it came with different wheels and in regular packaging|
|1997||Bonus Car||Met.Dark Green||Gold,Red Silver "'97 BONUS CAR"||Chrome Plastic||Painted Silver||Black||7SP||11087||Malaysia||only available in baggie through Mattel Mail-in Promotion|
|862||1998||Mainline Speed Demons 5pk||Met.Dark Red||Yellow & Blue on sides||Chrome Plastic||Painted Black||Black||5DOT||11087||Malaysia|
|21345||1999||Final Run #7||Yellow & Black||White "SALSA" on windshied Black & White Final Run Logo on hood||Black Plastic||Painted Black||Black||PC6 Yellow||11087||Malaysia|