New revisions will make the Pontiac G6 range even more desirable, according to its makers. It is at the shops from January 2009.

Pontiac has unveiled a facelifted G6 for the year 2009, available at US dealerships from January next year. Talking about the G6, Susan Docherty, vice president of Buick-Pontiac-GMC, said:
"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. As the most complete family of mid-size 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."

G6 coupe is being offered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox to go with its 164hp 2.4-liter Ecotec engine. Pontiac says it's capable of mustering out a figure of 33mpg, which is the same as the current G6 sedan. Steering wheel-mounted paddle controls are incorporated for that extra sporty feel. A FlexFuel version of the 219hp 3.5-liter V6 is available as a no-cost alternative if you happen to live in a place like Brazil. The 222hp 3.9-litre V6 in the convertible remains the same. This is true for the 252hp 3.6-litre V6 GXP models too.

Exterior upgrades include new front end styling, chrome surrounds on the honeycomb grille, revised headlights, body-colored mirrors, standard 17-inch chrome wheel covers and a standard 17-inch wheel for the Sun-and Sound package. The interior came under scrutiny too and Pontiac decided to make a few changes. Leading the charge are new HVAC controls, an updated MP3/CD radio player, as well as the optional MY LINK entertainment system.

Pontiac buyers can expect to pay at least $23,875 for a basic G6 sedan and $22,890 for a G6 coupe.


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