New to the Pontiac lineup for 2008, the sporty Torrent GXP AWD features a revised front end, a unique hood with cooling vents, and larger 18-inch wheels (compared to 16-inch standard wh...
New to the Pontiac lineup for 2008, the sporty Torrent GXP AWD features a revised front end, a unique hood with cooling vents, and larger 18-inch wheels (compared to 16-inch standard wheels for the Base trim). The GXP AWD also rides on a performance suspension, and has been dropped an inch lower to the ground than the Base trim, adding to its sporty nature.
The Torrent GXP AWD comes equipped with an on-demand all-wheel-drive system that delivers power to the front wheels during normal driving conditions and automatically sends power to all wheels when it detects slippage.
A 263-horsepower, 3.6-liter, 24-valve V6 engine drives the vehicle from 0 to 60 in just under 7 seconds. The engine links to a six-speed automatic transmission, which impedes the GXP's sporty appeal just a bit, but provides smooth shifting.
Inside, the Torrent GXP AWD features heated front Sport bucket seats with beefed-up side bolsters, a unique dashboard and instrument cluster with red-backlit gauges, and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel. Other standard features include a remote vehicle starter system, antilock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a new digital compass, which is part of the Digital Information Center, located on the instrument panel.
The rear seat of the Torrent GXP AWD can slide forward or back, so drivers can adjust it to provide more cargo space or more legroom for backseat passengers. The back seats also recline into two positions, adding flexibility for passengers.