2009.5 Pontiac G6 sedan
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2009.5 Pontiac G6

Detroit, Michigan – Pontiac has unveiled a fresh look for the G6 line-up, including fuel-saving powertrain options, more aggressive styling and a new instrument panel for the “2009.5” G6.

“The G6 has always been one of our most important vehicles and has been Pontiac’s number-one seller since it was launched in 2004,” said Susan Docherty, vice-president of Buick-Pontiac-GMC. “As the most complete family of midsize vehicles available in the marketplace, the new enhancements for 2009 will further solidify the G6’s reputation for sporty style and handling, without sacrificing value and fuel efficiency.”

All G6 models will receive the interior upgrades, including sedans, coupes and convertibles; the uniquely-styled G6 GXP models will not be affected by the exterior or powertrain changes.

For the first time, the G6 coupe will be available with a 164-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder Ecotec engine with six-speed automatic transmission, which incorporates a new TAPshift manual shift system with wheel-mounted paddle controls. In areas where E85 ethanol-based fuel is readily available, a FlexFuel version of the 3.5-litre V6 will be available as a no-cost alternative to the standard 3.5-litre engine on all body styles. The optional 222-horsepower 3.9-litre V6 for the G6 convertible remains unchanged, as is the standard 252-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 in all GXP models.

Exterior styling, inspired by the new G8 sedan, includes an updated lower air dam, revised headlamp design, body-colour mirrors and painted rockers, and updated spoiler. New rear fascias will accommodate both single and dual exhaust, as well as larger-diameter exhaust tips.

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