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Taken off the GM media site:
“We showed concepts that became the Pontiac Bonneville GXP, Cadillac CTS-V and the Saturn ION Red Line...Bonneville GXP puts real teeth behind Pontiac’* promise of “Excitement,” with a 4.6-liter DOHC V-8 that delivers 275 horsepower and a performance-tuned handling package that includes four-wheel independent suspension, StabiliTrak and an electrically controlled transaxle with a 3.71 final drive ratio.
The GM Performance Division provides the skill, enthusiasm and integration to deliver uniquely branded performance vehicles out of a common “toolbox.”
These production-intent vehicles are the first in a line of next-generation performance cars and trucks that will be identified by brand-specific designations - SS for Chevrolet, GXP for Pontiac, V-series for Cadillac and Red Line for Saturn.
Pontiac presents five concepts - Grand Prix, Grand Am, Vibe, GTO and Sunfire - with an Autocross total performance theme. The cars are outfitted with performance parts relevant to autocross events, which are often run on parking lots and airport runways on courses defined by traffic cones, making handling as important as straight-ahead power. Pontiac also showcases the American Tuner Sunfire Coupe with an aftermarket body appearance kit debuting at dealers in late January 2004.
GM Accessories continues to grow
In 2001, GM Accessories offered 150 products. That number has grown to more than 500 in 2003, and will exceed 1,000 offerings by the end of 2004. At the SEMA show, GM Accessories has more than 100 parts on display, up from 21 in 2002.
Customized interior trim kits; examples can be seen at SEMA on the Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Am and Sunfire; .
New engines, new technologies
GM Powertrain is using SEMA to show off new engines and variants, including two engines with Displacement on Demand (DOD) cylinder-deactivation technology for improved fuel economy. By 2008, GM will have two million vehicles with V-8 and V-6 engines with DOD. The new engines with this technology are:
The 3900 V-6, the latest in GM’* longstanding family of 60-degree V-6 engines. The 3900 will be the first GM overhead valve engine to use variable valve timing, and it will be GM’* first V-6 to use DOD. Its first application will be on the 2005 Pontiac G6.
If you really feel like GM is in trouble write or call the following:
GM Advanced Vehicle Development & Planning Communications
Phone: (313) 665-3167
GM Performance Division Communications
Phone: (586) 986-1156