I was watching our Canadian GlobalTV's Driving - Road Tests of new sub-compacts and compacts under $18,000 this Sunday and they mentioned that the Matrix is a Toyoto brand in Canada, and co-op deal with Pontiac as a Pontiac Vibe. They are the same and are supposedly a Cross Over Vehicle. It caught my eye, because I grew up in a GM town, when the Canada-US Autopact legislation was passed (1965). That was supposed to ensure that models would be identical in both countries. Somebody got creative to get around that one.