"G6" Chosen as Name for Pontiac's New Midsize Car

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  1. PsychoDeli

    PsychoDeli Day of the Baphomets

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    LAS VEGAS - Pontiac's all-new entry in the midsize car segment for 2005 will be called G6, Pontiac told its dealers here today in a meeting.

    "G6 is truly a 21st Century Pontiac," said Lynn Myers, Pontiac-GMC general manager. "It is so new and different from the Grand Am that it demands a name that is equally new. G6 will introduce Pontiac to those who haven't considered us before and more than thrill current owners."

    G6 shares GM's all-new global Epsilon front-wheel drive architecture with the Saab 9-3, Opel and Vauxhall Vectra, and Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx.

    "G6 is first and foremost a Pontiac," Myers said, "with contemporary, athletic styling, outstanding performance and a level of interior refinement typically found in more expensive cars. G6 delivers on all counts. It's a car people will want to drive and be seen in."

    G6 is named for Pontiac's midsize concept car that was unveiled at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and that inspired the production car's design and intent. The "6" refers to the high performance V6 engine that was featured in the concept car. A version of that engine will be available in the production model.

    The G6 sport sedan will be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in January 2004. Sedan production will begin in the summer of 2004 at GM's Orion Township (Mich.) assembly plant. Coupe and convertible models will follow.

    Pontiac also announced the name of its new crossover sport van, the Montana SV6. The Montana SV6 will feature new SUV-like design, interior refinements and an array of features. Current owners have valued the Montana for its unique sporty appearance and versatility - qualities enhanced even further by the new look and features of the SV6, which stands for Sport Van with a V6 engine. The Montana SV6 will be unveiled in early 2004 with production scheduled to begin later that year.

    Contact:

    Tom Beaman
    Pontiac-GMC Communications
    313.667.4123
    [email protected]

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    I hope the quality and performance numbers of this car take top spot in its class.

    I heard its going to get the 285hp motor in some special edition in the near future.
     
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    Not a big fan... I still think they should have kept building on the GA and the Trans Am.
     
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    It will end up looking more like a Saturn. :sad2:
     
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