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Pontiac News and Reviews

Pontiac News and Reviews

Pontiac previews, buyer’s guides, reviews, news and more.


  2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck Preview
Critical Knowledge: All-new Sport Truck model, to be named by consumers Standard electronic stability control and anti-lock braking system (ABS) Full complement of air bags/safety features Standard 361-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 engine Standard 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Fuel Management 73.
     
  2009 Pontiac G8 GXP Preview
Critical Knowledge:New GXP model joins G8 lineupNew 6.2-liter, LS3 small-block V-8 engine with estimated 402 hpStandard 6-speed automatic transmissionNew optional 6-speed Tremec manual transmissionHigh-performance Brembo brakes19-inch, polished aluminum wheels and performance-oriented summer tiresUnique front and rear fasciasStandard anti-lock brakes (ABS), stability and traction controlEight air bagsBlaupunkt audio system, XM satellite radio and OnStar
     
  2009 Pontiac Vibe Preview
Critical Knowledge:Second-generation modelFour-door hatchback body styleSeating for 5Front- or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD) Choice of two 4-cylinder enginesThree-model lineupSales to start in early 2008IntroductionPontiac released the Vibe in mid-2002 as a 2003 model. Offered only as a compact 4-door hatchback, the first-generation Vibe shared its basic design with the Toyota Matrix. It was originally offered with a choice of 130- or 180-hp 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engines and FWD or AWD. All-wheel drive and the high-horsepower engine were dropped for the 2007 model year.
     
  2009 Pontiac G3 Preview
Critical Knowledge:G3 is a 5-door hatchback heavily based on the Chevrolet AveoSourced from GM-Daewoo in South KoreaAlready successful in Canada (as the G3 Wave) and Mexico (as a sedan) Fuel-efficient, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engineStandard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmissionAchieves 34 mpg highwayJoins the Vibe, G6 Sedan and G5 coupe in Pontiac's "Over 30" (mpg) clubHigh level of standard contentProvides 5-passenger seatingPontiac says G3 has "best shoulder and hip room in the
     
  2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe Preview
Critical Knowledge: New Solstice Coupe, Solstice GXP Coupe modelsInspired by 2002 Solstice Coupe conceptNew roof and taillight assembliesMinimal structural changes from Solstice convertibleRemovable roof panel, optional soft roof cover stores in cargo areaHome roof panel storage case available through GM Accessories173-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine (Coupe) 260-hp, 2.
     
  2009.5 Pontiac G6 Preview
Critical Knowledge:New powertrain options, including a 4-cylinder G6 coupe with 33 mpg rating6-speed automatic transmission with GM's TAPshift manual shifting systemRevised front and rear exterior styling inspired by the Pontiac G8Interior upgrades across G6 model lineup (except the performance GXP, which retains its unique style)17-inch chrome wheel covers standard on base 4-cylinder, 6-speed automatic coupes/sedansUpdated 17-inch alloy wheel with Sun-and-Sound
     
  New for 2009-Pontiac
Critical Knowledge:G5 adds more powerful 2.2-liter Ecotec engine with VVT, Bluetooth, new colorsG6 Sedan adds 33-mpg 2.4-liter engine and 6-speed automatic transmissionG6 also adds new colors, featuresG8 lineup adds new standard featuresAll-new G8 GXP joins lineup as Pontiac's flagship performance sedanG8 GXP features 402-hp, 6.
     
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