Pontiac Rear-Wheel-Drive Excitement On Hold

There was some speculation floating around which opined the future of Pontiac would be an all rear-wheel-drive one. Exciting as that may be, those rumors have been quashed. Despite the introduction of the RWD Pontiac Solstice » 8/26/08 11:40am 8/26/08 11:40am, and pending , the market shift toward fuel economy is forcing GM to keep wrong-wheel-drive…

2009 Opel Insignia Revealed, Officially

The General's German brand saw the sign it needed to replace the aged Vectra, so they opened up their eyes — and came up with this — the new 2009 Opel Insignia. It's a new name, a new car and yes, a new badge for the brand preciously misspelled from the name of a gem and it's being revealed in July at the London Motor… » 4/18/08 8:30am 4/18/08 8:30am

Frankenstein Continues To Go Greek: GM's New RWD Platform To Be Named Alpha, Get Pieces Of Kappa And Zeta

According to the Road which bends in a Winding manner, the General's set to debut a new small-to-medium-size vehicle platform that the automaker's calling "Alpha." They're claiming the new franken-platform's going to incorporate pieces of the Kappa architecture and the Zeta architecture to create a brand new… » 3/22/07 2:00pm 3/22/07 2:00pm

Ad Watch: Leo Burnett "Drops" A New Pontiac G6 Commercial

Well, after Modernista! dropped that little piece of Cadillac action onto the airwaves this past weekend, it looks like the former holders of the account weren't going to let it go unanswered. The folks at Leo Burnett decided to drop us a copy of their ad which dropped this evening for the Pontiac G6. If you… » 10/30/06 1:54pm 10/30/06 1:54pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 2

Exterior Design: ****
The G6 convertible is a pretty good adaptation of the G6 coupe's styling, which itself borrows heavily from the Nissan 350Z. The convertible also gets props for looking good with the top both up and down. It's worth mentioning that the horizontal crease where the top folds is perfectly lined up… » 10/03/06 2:00pm 10/03/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 1

Retractable hardtops are nothing new. But what was once an exclusive feature of low-volume luxury cars like the Cadillac XLR, Lexus SC430, and Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL is now found in mainstream cars with four real seats and family-car functionality. In truth, the US is a few years behind Europe (the continent, not… » 10/02/06 2:09pm 10/02/06 2:09pm

Wherefore Art Thou, Oprah? Pontiac's Singular G5 Of Kindness

The G5, unlike the entrance received by its more distinctly Pontiac brother, the G6, received a little bit less in the way of pomp, circumstance — and giveaways. Whereas the V6 G6 received the full might of an Oprah appearance — as well as the ensuing PR-gasm accompanying a give-away of 276 4-door coupes — the G5… » 7/25/06 5:02pm 7/25/06 5:02pm

GM Releases Shots of G6 GXP Bound for New York

GM released more info on the tuner G6 it plans to unveil at the New York show next week. According to the spec sheet, it's accessorized with the finest JC Whitney has to offer: 3.9-liter V6, six-speed manual, ram air induction with K&N air filter, and cat-back exhaust. (Ok, Ok, we kid.) Still, it's a real sports car… » 4/03/06 1:07pm 4/03/06 1:07pm

Pontiac G6 Sales off: Jobs Cut, Production Slowed

Remember how the Pontiac G6 was going to save Pontiac's ass, and how everybody kind of smiled and said, "um, ok, whatever"? It appears the ums have it. Owing to slow sales, GM is cutting production of the midsize model and will lay off between 250 and 400 workers from the Orion Township factory that builds it, The… » 1/31/06 9:18am 1/31/06 9:18am

GM Gives Love to Roush for G6 Tuner

GM recently awarded Roush a vaguely prestigious award, Best New GM Exterior, for building a tuner version of its G6 sedan. According to the GM executive who presented the award — Kip "Don't Call Me Winger" Wasenko — the showcase G6 demonstrates the potential of the stock G6 to be tricked out, as well as the potential… » 11/17/05 10:19am 11/17/05 10:19am