Pontiac is bringing the latest additions to its G6 lineup to the Canadian International Auto Show - the G6 coupe and convertible.
The coupe features 2+2 seating with even more interior room thanks to an increased wheelbase of 112.3 inches. It comes standard with 17-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and four wheel disc brakes with an antilock braking system.
The G6 coupe will be available in two versions - the GT and GTP. The higher-powered GTPs come with a 3.9-litre V6 engine that produces 240-horsepower. It can be mated to either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual.
The GT sedan has a 3.5L V-6 that produces 200-horsepower at 4800 rpm and 220 lb.-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm.
The seats are around 2-3 inches longer than those on competitor coupes, and are six inches longer than the G6 sedan's front doors. The doors were also built with counterweights to make them easier to open and close. The rear seats offer 35 inches of legroom. The Pontiac Grand Prix sedan, by comparison, offers 36.5 inches. The rear occupants even get
Setting itself apart from the sedan, the G6 coupe includes new wraparound taillamps and LED-lit Center High Mounted Stop Lamps (CHMSLs).
"Whether it's the coupe or convertible, these cars were designed to perform to the expectations of enthusiast drivers," said Bunnell. "They're great because they fit so many of us. Families living in the north can justify even the convertible - there's room and the top will keep out the elements."
The coupe has a four-wheel independent suspension (MacPherson struts in the front and a four-link design in the rear) and is tuned with a stiff, sporty suspension to reduce body roll around corners. There are 18-inch wheels available on the GTP coupe.
Other highlights of the coupe includes remote keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel and audio system with six-disc CD changer. Optional equipment includes leather heated seats, sunroof, OnStar and side and curtain airbags.