The G8 is essentially a version of
the Holden Commodore sold in
Base G8s will sport GM’s 3.6-liter V-6 with 261 horsepower, teamed to a five-speed automatic. The GT models get a 6.0-liter V-8 worth 362 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with stop-start technology and a limited-slip differential. A six-speed manual gearbox is planned for the new sedan.
The G8 sports a fully independent suspension with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link rear. Four-wheel disc brakes have anti-lock, traction and stability control built in. And each G8 gets six airbags: duals, sides, and curtains.
Inside, the wraparound cockpit will be offered in cloth or leather trim. Heated seats will be offered, and GT models will have two-tone cloth or leather options with red or blue inserts and special instrument faces.
On display at the
$27,595; G8 GT, $29,995
Engines: 3.6-liter V-6, 261 hp/250 lb-ft; 6.0-liter V-8, 362 hp/391 lb-ft
Transmissions: Five-speed automatic, six-speed automatic (GT), or six-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Length x width x height: 196.1 x 74.8 x 57.7 in
Wheelbase: 114.8 in
Curb weight: 3885-3995 lb
Fuel economy (EPA city/hwy): N/A
Safety equipment: Dual front, side, and curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control
Eighteen-inch wheels; AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio; air conditioning; power
windows/locks/mirrors; cruise control; power seats
Warranty: Five years/100,000 miles