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Struggling to rebuild the once solid brand, General Motors is launching a wave of new
“The headline,” says Bob Lutz, GM’s chief product czar, “is brand building. GM is committed to revitalizing all of its brands.”
The G6 is the centerpiece of the effort at
But the real attention-grabber is likely to be the convertible, which features a hardtop that folds away, origami-style, in a mere 30 seconds. The technology is not new, but until now, it’s been limited to far more expensive products, such as the Mercedes SLK or Lexus SC430. With the top up, there’s 5.8 cubic feet of trunk space; 1.8 with the top down.
Both coupe and convertible will be offered in two trim packages. The GT models features a 200-hp, 3.5-liter V-6, while the performance GTP package makes 240-hp with its 3.9-liter, high-output six. A four-speed automatic is the base transmission for both trim levels, though there’s also a manual six-speed available on the GTP.
The public will get their first look at both of the new G6 models when the Los Angeles Auto Show opens its doors this week.