Pontiac is Planning a 2009 Solstice Coupe and RWD Versions of the G5 and G6

Pontiac is going to drop the Torrent crossover and focus on becoming GM’s “affordable performance” brand with vehicles like the new G8 and upcoming Solstice coupe.

The new coupe version of the popular convertible will be released as a 2009 model with a high performance version of the current four-cylinder. There will not be a V6 Solstice.

The entry level G5, which is basically a re-badged Chevy Cobalt will be redesigned for the 2010 model year and will have a RWD layout. The next G6 will also move to a RWD platform, possibly GM’s new RWD Alpha platform.

The Grand Prix model is also going to be discontinued by the end of the year.

It remains in the air if Pontiac is going to release a new GTO or Firebird.

Full Story: Motor Authority

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