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A car produced by Pontiac for model years 2005-2010.

The G6 body shell is the basis for the sheetmetal design of the racing car Pontiac GXP.R.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Pontiac G6 page on 21 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Pontiac G6 is a midsize car that was produced by General Motors under the Pontiac brand. It was introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year to replace the Grand Am. The car was built on the GM Epsilon platform which it shared with the Chevrolet Malibu and Saab 9-3 along with other General Motors vehicles. Features included a remote starting system (standard on GT, optional on base model), traction control/ABS, electronic stability control, automatic headlights as well as a panoramic sunroof option. Production ended in 2010 with the discontinuation of the Pontiac line.

Its name derives from being the successor to the Pontiac Grand Am, and serves as the "sixth generation" of the Grand Am, hence G6. The name change from Grand Am to G6 was implemented to help reposition Pontiac as a rival to BMW, and served as a standard for most future models. For example, the Pontiac G8 was a class above the G6, while the Pontiac G5 was a class below. The nomenclature also hearkens back to the Pontiac 6000, another midsize car.

The Pontiac G6 was first introduced at the 2003 North American International Auto Show as a concept car. The concept used a 3.5 L supercharged V6 that made 285 horsepower and 272 lb ft of torque mated to a 4T65-E electronically controlled automatic transmission. When the G6 was introduced in 2005, it had two trim levels, base "V6" and sportier "GT". Both trims, however, used a 3.5 L pushrod V6 producing 200 horsepower (150 kW) and 220 lbf·ft (300 N·m) of torque. Matched to a four-speed automatic transmission, the GT featured TAPshift, where the driver could select the gears manually.

Base models were well equipped, featuring power locks, windows and mirrors with keyless entry, six-speaker CD stereo, power drivers seat, air conditioning and split folding rear seat. GTs added an eight-speaker Monsoon stereo, premium cloth seats with six-way adjustment, remote start, ABS and traction control.

In 2006, the G6 added two new trim levels and two new bodystyles, a coupe and a retractable hard top convertible. The new trim levels were a new base four-cylinder trim (sometimes referred to as "SE"), and the high performance "GTP". Coupes and convertibles were available in GT and GTP trims only. The new base model used a 169-horsepower, 2.4 L DOHC inline-4, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The 3.5 L V6 was now part of a sport-package on the base/SE, and remained standard on the GT. The new GTP used a 3.9 L version of the GT's 3.5 L V6, but also utilizes variable valve timing (VVT), increasing output to 240 horsepower. A four-speed automatic transmission was standard, but for no cost, a six-speed manual transmission was available. The GTP convertible was not available with the manual transmission and reduced its power to 227 hp, due to a more restrictive exhaust system. The GTP also featured standard electronic stability control.

The 2007 G6 saw more engine changes, and standard side torso and side curtain airbags (actually introduced late in the 2006 model year) were new. The GT now featured VVT on its 3.5 L V6, raising power from 200 hp to 224 hp. The 3.9 L V6 became an option on the GT, producing 227 horsepower in automatic transmission form and 240 horsepower in manual transmission form. The GTP was given a new 3.6 L DOHC V6 with 24 valves and VVT, producing 252 horsepower at 6300 RPM. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Midway through the model year the six-speed manual was dropped with the 3.9 L, along with its 240-horsepower output. The GTP convertible was also discontinued. For 2008, the GTP became the GXP with more dramatic styling cues, and the 3.9 L engine became an exclusive convertible option, with horsepower down to 222. SAE ratings also dropped the horsepower ratings on the 2.4 L and 3.5 L models to 164 hp and 219 hp (217 hp on convertibles), respectively.

For 2009, 2.4 L four-cylinder engines were added to the coupe lineup. An all new 6 speed automatic transmission, which debuted on the Chevrolet Malibu, became optional on 4 cylinder models. GM revised the G6 in the middle of 2009, creating a "2009.5" model year. Changes consisted of a revised front and rear fascia as well as a revision of the dashboard, most notably adding an updated radio with Bluetooth capability. Coupes and convertibles ceased production at the end of the 2009 model year, making examples with the 2009.5 changes fairly rare. Subsequent to this model's introduction, General Motors entered bankruptcy, and announced that the G6 sedan would be discontinued in 2010. Most other Pontiac models had been discontinued, but the G6 was in high-demand for fleet vehicle orders, facilitating production to continue while the brand was wound down.

GM began marketing the Buick brand in Mexico to replace Pontiac after the 2009 model year, GM replaced the Pontiac G6 competitively with the larger Buick LaCrosse, and later in the United States & Canada, the G6 & the Saturn Aura were ultimately replaced by GM's revived Buick Regal nameplate. The convertible Pontiac G6 was later replaced by the Opel Cascada, marketed as a Buick in the U.S. in early 2016.


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Pontiac G6 Photo by Enrico Stirl (a.k.a. Germaneon)
Pontiac G6 GTP in the Valley of Fire, NV
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Pontiac G6 Photo by IFCAR
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Pontiac G6 Photo by IFCAR
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Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 photographed in Washington, D.C., USA.
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Pontiac G6 2004-2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
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2005 Pontiac G6 2005
2005 Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Photo by Bull-Doser
November 24, 2008
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2005 Pontiac G6 2005
2005 Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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2005 Pontiac G6 GT 2005 GT
2005 Pontiac G6 GT photographed in Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
Photo by CharlesP2009
October 26, 2006
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Pontiac G6 2005-2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
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Pontiac G6 2005-2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
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Pontiac G6 2005-present Pontiac G6s (Front is GT model & rear is base model) photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Pontiac G6 2005-2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
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Pontiac G6 2005-2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
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Pontiac G6 2005-2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
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Pontiac G6 GT GT
2005-2007 Pontiac G6 GT sedan photographed in USA.
Photo by IFCAR
September 15, 2007
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Pontiac G6 Crushed by Hurricane Katrina New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. A brand new Pontiac G6 crushed by collapsed building, Central Business District.
Photo by Jacob Appelbaum (ioerror)
September 12, 2005
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Pontiac G6 Crushed by Hurricane Katrina Devastation from Katrina. Wind damage collapsed brick building on to cars, New Orleans Central Business District.
Photo by Jacob Appelbaum (ioerror)
September 12, 2005
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Pontiac G6 Crushed by Hurricane Katrina This souvenir shop is open for business in New Orleans despite the sidewalk being blocked by crushed vehicles and debris leftover from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Photo by Robert Kaufmann/FEMA
October 9, 2005
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Pontiac G6 Crushed by Hurricane Katrina Damage to cars parked in downtown New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.
Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA
October 12, 2005
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2006 Pontiac G6 2006
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June 22, 2007
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2006 Pontiac G6 Dashboard 2006
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June 22, 2007
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2006 Pontiac G6 Wheel Cover 2006
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June 22, 2007
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2006 Pontiac G6 2006
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2006 Pontiac G6 2006
2005 Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Pontiac G6 GT GT
2006-2007 Pontiac G6 GT coupe photographed in USA.
Photo by IFCAR
September 15, 2007
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Pontiac G6 GTP GTP
2006-2007 Pontiac G6 GTP sedan photographed in USA.
Photo by IFCAR
September 15, 2007
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2007 Pontiac G6 2007
2007 Pontiac G6 Base
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October 19, 2007
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2007 Pontiac G6  Convertible 2007 Convertible
2007 Pontiac G6 convertible taken from a car show of modified cars @ the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Photo by Bull-Doser
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Halo 3 Pontiac G6 Halo 3
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September 11, 2007
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Pontiac G6 2006-present Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Pontiac G6 2006-present Pontiac G6 coupe photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Pontiac G6 GT GT
2006-2008 Pontiac G6 photographed in College Park, Maryland, USA.
Photo by IFCAR
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Pontiac G6 GTP GTP
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Pontiac G6 2006-2008 Pontiac G6 photographed in College Park, Maryland, USA.
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Pontiac G6 2006-2008 Pontiac G6 photographed in College Park, Maryland, USA.
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Pontiac G6 2006-2009 Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Gibeau Orange Julep.
Photo by Bull-Doser
June 30, 2009
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Pontiac G6 2006-2009 Pontiac G6 convertible photographed in Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA.
Photo by IFCAR
January 10, 2010
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Pontiac G6 Convertible 2007-present Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Photo by Bull-Doser
June 2008
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Pontiac G6 Convertible 2007-present Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Pontiac G6 GXP Convertible GXP Convertible
2008-present Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Photo by Bull-Doser
July 15, 2008
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Pontiac G6 GXP GXP
Pontiac G6 photographed in Gainesville, Virginia, USA.
Photo by IFCAR
April 22, 2010
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Pontiac G6 GXP GXP
Pontiac G6 GXP coupe photographed at the Washington Auto Show.
Photo by IFCAR
January 24, 2007
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Pontiac G6 Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Pontiac G6 Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Pontiac G6 2007
2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
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May 5, 2007
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2007 Pontiac G6 Convertible 2007 Convertible
2007 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.
Photo by IFCAR
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2007 Pontiac G6 Convertible 2007 Convertible
2007 Pontiac G6 convertible photographed at le Salon International de l'auto de Montréal 2007.
Photo by Bull-Doser
January 2007
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Custom 2007 Pontiac G6 Custom 2007
2007 Pontiac G6 coupe photographed at le Salon International de l'auto de Montréal 2007.
Photo by Bull-Doser
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Pontiac G6 2007-2008 Pontiac G6 photographed in College Park, Maryland, USA.
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2008 Pontiac G6 2008
2008 Pontiac G6 Convertible photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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2008 Pontiac G6 Convertible 2008 Convertible
2008 Pontiac G6 Convertible photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Pontiac G6 Convertible GT Street Edition GT Street Edition
2008-2010 Pontiac G6 photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Gibeau Orange Julep.
Photo by Bull-Doser
May 5, 2009
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2009 Pontiac G6 GT 2009 GT
2009.5 Pontiac G6 photographed at the 2009 Washington DC Auto Show.
Photo by IFCAR
February 6, 2009
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2009.5 Pontiac G6 2009.5
2009.5 Pontiac G6 photographed at the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show
Photo by Bull-Doser
January 17, 2009
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2009.5 Pontiac G6 2009.5
2009.5 Pontiac G6 photographed in Washington, D.C., USA.
Photo by IFCAR
July 9, 2009
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2009.5 Pontiac G6 2009.5
2009.5 Pontiac G6 photographed in Washington, D.C., USA.
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Pontiac G6 Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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HITT Squad Pontiac G6 "H.I.T.T. Squad"
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HITT Squad Pontiac G6 "H.I.T.T. Squad"
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HITT Squad Pontiac G6 "H.I.T.T. Squad"
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 August 2006Sporty Convertible Pontiac G6 Shows Great FutureShane Morgay


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
February 2006Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Subject Vehicle - 2006 Pontiac G6
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 181KB - 24 pages
February 2006Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Subject Vehicle - 2006 Pontiac G6
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 241KB - 24 pages
June 2006On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2006 Pontiac G6 SE1
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 649KB - 19 pages
30 November 2006Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2006 Pontiac G6 Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 17.3MB - 334 pages
3 October 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 118: Power-Operated Window, Partition, And Roof Panel Systems
2007 Pontiac G6 GT 2-Door Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.9MB - 41 pages
November 2007Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 566KB - 39 pages
December 2007On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Pontiac G6 SE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 480KB - 25 pages
18 September 2012NHTSA Recall 12V460000
2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu, 2008-2010 Pontiac G6, 2007-2010 Saturn Aura
Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Gear Position Indication (PRNDL)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
18 September 2012To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 1.4MB - 3 pages
20 September 2012The Transmission Shift Cable May Detach
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 50KB - 2 pages
December 2012Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 461KB - 9 pages
2013Safety Recall Notice: Automatic Transmission Shift Cable
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 131KB - 1 page
January 2013Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 502KB - 10 pages
January 2013Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 503KB - 10 pages
23 January 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 123KB - 3 pages
25 April 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 54KB - 3 pages
May 2013Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 1.1MB - 12 pages
23 July 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 76KB - 4 pages
22 October 2013Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 153KB - 4 pages
24 January 2014Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 75KB - 4 pages
25 April 2014Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 161KB - 4 pages
25 July 2014Quarterly Recall Progress Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 85KB - 4 pages
December 2014Representative Letter
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 179KB - 3 pages
10 December 2014Recall Quarterly Report
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 28KB - 1 page
February 2015Recall Bulletin: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear
General Motors LLC
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 557KB - 12 pages
24 February 201512106D – Safety Recall: Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear, Revised Part Information Section
To: All GM Dealers
From: GM Customer Care and Aftersales
NHTSA Recall 12V460000

PDF
- 3KB - 1 page


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22 October 20172008 Pontiac G6 GSA AuctionFt. Riley, Kansas


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