The 2022 Pontiac G8 is a large car produced by Holden in Australia and then sold in the United States, where it was sold by Pontiac. Production of the Pontiac G8 ceased in mid-2009, following GM’s decision to discontinue the Pontiac brand. The G8 took the place in the Pontiac lineup of the Pontiac Bonneville, which ceased production after the 2005 model year, and the Pontiac Grand Prix, which ceased production after the 2008 model year.
The Pontiac G8 was Pontiac’s first car since the Pontiac Bonneville. However, in July 2009, Bob Lutz made a statement during a press conference that the G8 would be a facelifted Chevrolet Caprice. Later, Lutz retracted this statement, citing market conditions.
However, General Motors released the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) in 2009, which Car and Driver described as a successor to the G8. To fill the void left by the Pontiac G8, GM announced the Chevrolet SS, an RWD V8-powered sedan for 2014 based on the Holden Commodore (VF).
Pontiac G8 : Interior
Inside, the G8 for its strength, handling, and comfort inside, said that the G8 is combined with its car like a car. The G8 isn’t for everyone, however. The G8 is for its spacious and well-equipped interior. However, the controls were set in the G8 and disappointed by the lack of an independent operating system. In terms of storage space, the Pontiac G8 GPX has a reasonable amount, although other cars offer more room.
The seats provide strong support and guarantee comfort over long miles. The rear seat reclines to 28 degrees with good body pockets. Camry drivers have little to complain about except for the lack of folding rear seats. GM said about the hardening of the structure. A double-wide channel is a concession.
2022 Pontiac G8 : Engine
The G8 entry-level modes come with a 256-horsepower V6 engine, while the GT and GXP models offer V8 engines producing 361 and 402 horsepower, respectively. The GT, with its 361-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 and six-speed 6L80 Hydra-Matic, starts delivering 5.3-pounds at 60 mph. The Hemi-equipped Dodge Charger R/T starts at $31,430 and offers other trim packages, including all-wheel drive.
2022 Pontiac G8 : Safety
The Pontiac G8 was not crash-tested when new. However, it features safety equipment including traction control and electronic stability control.