Sunday, January 31, 2010


The 2009 GMC Envoy is GMC’s midsize luxury SUV that shares a traditional body-on-frame SUV platform with the Chevrolet TrailBlazer. The Envoy debuted as a 1998 model 4-door, 4-wheel-drive midsize luxury SUV based on the GMC Jimmy. The Envoy was redesigned for 2002 with a new 4.2-liter aluminum inline six-cylinder and the 7-passenger Envoy XL was added. For 2004, the Envoy XUV was added with a sliding rear roof and a Midgate divider for cargo versatility. The Envoy XUV was discontinued at the end of the 2005 model year and the Envoy XL was discontinued at the end of the 2006 model year.

The 2009 GMC Envoy continues with minimal changes but does received Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone use. Three new exterior colors are added: Sand Beige Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic and Silver-Green Metallic.


The 2009 Pontiac G5 is a compact coupe that joined Pontiac’s lineup for 2007, filling the void created by the Sunfire’s sunset after the 2005 model year. The G5 offers sport coupe performance in a compact design, featuring Pontiac's signature twin-port grille, clean lines and standard rear spoiler. Built on GM’s global small car platform also used for the Chevrolet Cobalt, the G5 is powered by GM’s Ecotec premium four-cylinder engines.

The 2009 Pontiac G5 receives a more efficient and more powerful 155-horsepower 2.2-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing. Expected to achieve 37 mpg on the highway via a new final drive ratio and 15-inch low-rolling-resistance tires, the G5’s newt features include a Bluetooth wireless phone connection and an iPod-compatible USB port for the audio system.


The Sebring is Chrysler’s midsize car that is now offered in sedan and convertible versions. The Sebring sedan was all-new as a 2007 model and the redesigned convertible joined the lineup alongside the sedan for 2008. The new Sebring Convertible offers for the first time the choice of a power retractable hard top or a more traditional cloth top. The Sebring first joined the Chrysler lineup as a coupe in 1995, built on the Mitsubishi Eclipse platform and the convertible followed in the spring of 1996. The Sebring lineup was revised in 2001 and the Sebring sedan was added to replace the Chrysler Cirrus sedan. The Sebring coupe was dropped for 2006.

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring features a new hood design with a smooth surface; new 17- and 18-inch wheels; new gauge cluster; and driver and front passenger active head restraints.