Pontiac G6

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The Pontiac G6 is a mid-size car produced under the Pontiac brand of American automaker General Motors. It was introduced in the fall of 2004 to replace the Grand Am.[1] The car is built off the GM Epsilon platform which it shares with the Chevrolet Malibu and Saab 9-3 along with other General Motors vehicles. Styling was redone in a more conservative fashion, and the ribbed cladding and rear spoiler that were prevalent on the Grand Am was replaced by standard sheet metal.[2] New features included a remote starting system as well as a panoramic sunroof option.

For 2005, two trims were offered, base and GT. Both came standard with the 3500 V6 engine that produced 200 horsepower (150 kW). The engine is matched to a four-speed automatic transmission. Trim levels grew in 2006, when a coupe and convertible version were added. The GTP and new base model were added. The base model used a 2.4L Ecotec I4 engine that produced 169 horsepower (126 kW). The GTP was added as the top of the line model, with a 240 hp 3.9L V6 engine. This engine could be ordered with a six-speed manual transmission. The convertible used a 227 horsepower (169 kW) version, due to a different exhaust system.

In 2007, the 3.5L V6 was given Variable Valve Timing (VVT), which increased power to 224 hp (167 kW). The 3.9L and six-speed transmission were moved as an option on the GT, when the GTP received a new 252 horsepower, 3.6L High Feature V6 with DOHC and 24-Valves. The GTP only featured a six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.9L was soon dropped on coupes and sedans and made optional on the convertible only. The six-speed manual transmission was dropped altogether in mid-2007. In 2008, the GTP was replaced by a GXP model, adding to Pontiac’s increasing GXP lineup. Other than styling changes, the GXP was the same as the GTP. The 3.5 and 3.9 V6 engines received a drop in rated power due to SAE ratings. Power was rated at 217 hp (162 kW) and 222 hp (166 kW), respectively.

Models with the four-cylinder Ecotec engine see the option of a six-speed automatic transmission, similar to that found in the new Chevrolet Malibu for the 2009 model year. The G6 also received a refreshed front fascia as well as updated switchgear for the 2009 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Pontiac G6 an overall Good score in the frontal offset crash test[3] but an Average score in the side impact crash test even though newer model year G6’s feature standard side airbags. In the IIHS’s side impact test the G6 receives a Marginal score for the structure/safety cage category.[4]

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