Review of Pontiac G8 Sedan
Pontiac is a brand under the General Motors banner and has been a veritable source of power packed vehicle productions. The automaker offered a wide variety of sporty compact cars and stylish SUVs until 2010. The brand was discontinued in 2010 under the new restructuring plans when General Motors started having financial problems in the year 200-8-2009. However, during the last phase of Pontiac’s production process, the brand produced some of the most stylish and personality driven car designs like the G8 and Vibe series of cars.
Pontiac took inspiration from Holden (which is their Australian subsidiary) Commodore series of cars for a better design for larger rear-wheel performance oriented cars. The Pontiac G8 Sedan was a direct result of this collaboration. The G8 debuted in the United States in 2008; however, the cars were called out of production within 2009 because the parent company General Motors were in a phase of serious financial crisis. The Pontiac G8 Sedan was available in two trim levels the GT that was powered by the V8 engines and the GXP rim level. The G8 sedan was unique because it had a limo like feel to the backseat design. The base model of the Pontiac G8 Sedan was powered by a 3.6 liter V6 with 256 hp and 248 pound- feet of torque potential. The level above that was GT, which was powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine with a whopping 361hp and 385lb-ft torque. The top level was the GXP, which was only in production during 2009 and was stopped within the last months of the same year. It had a 6.2-liter V8 engine with the power of 402 hp and 402 lb-ft of torque potential.
Review of Pontiac Vibe Hatchback
The Pontiac Vibe Hatchback was the only model that was produced in 2010 under the Pontiac banner. The vibe has by far been the best compact car model in the Pontiac’s lineup of compact car series. The styling was clean and paired with immense utility features to give Vibe an exotic appeal. Vibe provided above average fuel efficiency while it was also driven by a more powerful engine compared to the cars in the same category of price and features bracket. The Pontiac Vibe Hatchback was available in three trim levels – Base, GT, and AWD. 1.8-liter engines with 132 hp and torsion –beam mechanism of rear suspension, powered the base Vibe models. The AWD models had an independent mechanism of rear suspension and powered by 2.4 liter for 158 hp. The GT was a sportier version and had a powerful 2.4-liter engine with the independent mechanism of rear suspension to give it a power packed performance range.
Review of Pontiac Torrent SUV
The Pontiac Torrent SUV was a crossover first generation midsized Chevy equinox under the Pontiac banner. The car boasted of roomier interiors and large cargo space for a compact SUV. The Pontiac Torrent SUV also had a reclining or sliding set of second –row seats and an adjustable cargo shelf for additional luggage capacity. The torrent was produced from the years 2006 to 2009. Initially it was available in just a single trim level but later on, a GXP up level was added to the lineup in 2008. The Pontiac Torrent SUV was available in two power train systems. You could choose the 3.4-liter V6 with a 185 hp and a 5-speed potential automatic transmission mechanism. You could also choose the 3.6 liter V6 with the 264 hp and 6-speed potential of automatic transmission. The latter was the driving train behind the GXP model, which was sportier and packed quite a punch with its performance level.