2017 Pontiac G8 is a sedan that was produced by Holden in Australia and exported to the USA, where it is sold by Pontiac. The Pontiac G8 was Pontiac’s first full-size car since the Bonneville and GTO coupe last sold in 2006.
By December 2008, the rear wheel drive G8 not the expected sales substitute for the former front-drive models, with 11,000 unsold G8s in the inventory and only sold 13,000. During the global economic downturn in 2009, the market prices of $3000-5000 under GM’s sticker price for the car. By July 2009, there were only 5,000 unsold G8s in stock, selling nearly 30,700.
With the impending demise of the brand Pontiac, because GM’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the model year 2009 marks the end of all Pontiacs, including the G8. But in July 2009, Then Lutz withdrew this statement, citing market conditions. However, General Motors announced that the Chevrolet Caprice police patrol vehicle (PPV) in 2009, car and driver described as a sequel to the G8. For the gap left by filling the G8, GM announced that the Chevrolet SS, an RWD V8-powered sedan for 2014 based on the VE Commodore’s successor Holden Commodore VF.
2017 Pontiac G8 GT
The new 2017 Pontiac G8 GT averages fuel consumption of 15/24 mpg (city/highway). A 6-speed manual transmission is considered as an option on the GT model, but Pontiac decided against it and declared that it would instead be offered as an option on the G8 GXP. A change in 2009 was the removal of the center stack oil pressure and strain gauges. Midway through the model year 2009 a few changes to the G8 GT, including an additional pair of catalytic converters that engine performance reduced to 355 kW (265 hp), the addition of Bluetooth and the removal of the rear cup holders out from under the rear seats.
In addition to the larger engine and gearbox, GTs also adds optional equipment, including all the common Sedan options plus quad tailpipes, clear taillight lenses, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, a larger center console screen, and 11 speaker Blaupunkt premium audio system with two subwoofers, six-CD changer, and auxiliary input jack. Some of these features are available as options on the base model.
2017 Pontiac G8 GXP
Pontiac G8 GXP 2017 version was featured in the New York International Auto Show in March 2008 with a 6.2-liter 402 kW (300 hp) V8 Chevrolet Corvette and a six-speed manual. The production version of the GXP was stronger with its LS3 V8 generating 415 hp (309 kW) and 415 lb·ft (563 N·m) of torque. Both the six-Tremec TR-6060 manual and six-speed automatic transmission available. The GXP reach 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in 4.5 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 13.0 seconds at 109.6 km (176.4 km/h), and 0.90g (8.8m /s2) of lateral acceleration on a skidpad.
The GXP has an upgraded, Nürburgring tuned Fe3 suspension package, as well as larger, ventilated Brembo disc brakes. It also features a unique front bumper cover and a rear diffuser to distinguish it from the standard sedan and GT models. The total sales of the Pontiac G8 GXP were 1,829 units. Only a limited production of 6 G8 GXP available in Canada.
2017 Pontiac G8 Marketing
GM heavily advertise the Pontiac G8 on 31 December 2007 1 January 2008 through this as the official sponsor of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Countdown, as well as the Rose Bowl. The G8 is the elementary vehicle in the 2009 driving game, Wheelman. In March 2008, a commercial based on the 1980 arcade game Spy Hunter nationally. In the commercial, the 2017 Pontiac G8 GT takes the place of the hero car when it was destroyed by enemies.