View Full Version : 2006 Pontiac Torrent
01-05-2005, 02:10 AM
Here's pics of Pontiac's new SUV which does look alot like Chevy Equinox!!<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/torrent/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/torrent/images/X06PN_TR004.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/torrent/images/X06PN_TR005.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/torrent/images/X06PN_TR007.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/la_show/torrent/images/X06PN_TR008.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autoweek
01-05-2005, 04:29 AM
nice looking overall, but:<p>front: BMW equinox<br>back: Pontiac Grand Cherokee <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sleep.gif" BORDER="0">
01-05-2005, 05:16 AM
As quoted on CanadianDriver.com:<br>"The Torrent broadens Pontiac's performance parameters by taking them in a whole new direction," said Jim Bunnell, Pontiac-GMC general manager. "It has the spirited, responsive driving traits of a performance sedan, but combines that fun-to-drive character with the capability of an SUV."<p>A simple restyle changes the character of the vehicle too? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
01-05-2005, 06:32 AM
"It has the spirited, responsive driving traits of a performance sedan"<p> Not if it has the 3.4 V6. If they want it to come anywhere near a performance sedan it will need Honda's 3.5 V6. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">
01-05-2005, 07:35 AM
Well it's got the same 3.4 V6... you wouldn't expect radical departures in a GM rebadge, would you? :D
From the side, it's like the Kia Sportage, even the rear part looks familiar!
01-05-2005, 10:19 AM
The only thing I like are the none riced taillights and that is it. I'll take the chevy over this. Although I like the darker interior. Hmm.
01-05-2005, 01:55 PM
When I read a report about the Torrent I thought they specifically said that it would not be an Equinox clone, but.....its an almost exact clone. I was hoping for more.
01-05-2005, 03:33 PM
it looks alright, but i think GM would be better suited to save the money they spend on clones and use it on the weak points of existing models. i don't understand in which niche the torrent fits that the vibe and equinox haven't already filled.
01-05-2005, 05:22 PM
If only they had put the Honda V6 that resides in the Vue Redline in the Torrent instead of the Chinese-built junklog, all the bad clone stuff would have been forgotten.<p>And the interior comes in 47 shades of grey. As to be expected in a GM these days.
01-05-2005, 08:58 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010562982_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200501/WKA2005010562982_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><I>General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz (left) introduces the new 2006 Pontiac Torrent at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, January 5, 2005. (General Motors/Joe Polimeni)<br></I><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.AutoDeadLine.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.AutoDeadLine.com</A>
01-05-2005, 10:06 PM
Wake me up when they release the GMC version with either the honda v6 or a diesel with a true 4wd system with low range. <p>Thanks!
01-06-2005, 08:29 AM
I'll take the Equinox over this. While this is definantly better than the Aztek it just isn't distinctive enough from the Equinox. Give it the 3.9 v6 a more distinctive front and rear end and a different interior with some specific different options.
01-07-2005, 05:30 AM
At least its in line with other current Pontiacs and free of cladding.
01-27-2005, 04:20 PM
No complaints here. I take this over the Asstek. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
09-15-2005, 08:26 PM
this car just became available for build and price on pontiac.com today. it's about 1k more expensive when loaded compared to an equinox
against the wall
09-15-2005, 08:35 PM
this car is on sale already. ive seen it. u can see differences between it and the equinox in real life. especially in the white color.
Naga Royal Guard
09-15-2005, 08:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TheJoyof6</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wake me up when they release the GMC version with either the honda v6 or a diesel with a true 4wd system with low range. <p>Thanks! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i really hope thats a joke
09-15-2005, 11:50 PM
I saw one pass me and thought "Wow, the Equinox looks nice with red lens... oh, oops"
09-16-2005, 05:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>anorexorcist</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No complaints here. I take this over the Asstek. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>True. At least the styling isnt discuting. Its rather attractive actually IMO if slightly bland...
09-17-2005, 04:40 PM
I can see that GM put in a lot of effort in making this car.
09-17-2005, 04:52 PM
<i>Modified by somebody..lol at 5:00 PM 9/17/2005</i>
09-20-2005, 10:17 AM
This car looks a lot like the sketch that was supposed to be the next Daewoo (now Chevrolet) SUV.<p>@ndreas
09-20-2005, 03:13 PM
Was the Torrent already in the works when GM discussed the hault of brand copies, such as the Torrent and Equinox, and Trailblazer, Envoy, 9-7x, etc.???
09-20-2005, 05:05 PM
Chevy must be pissed. It doesn't look as though Pontiac did much of anything to differentiate this from the Equinox. Shame.
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