Last post on Jan 06, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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Pontiac Torrent, Performance Mods, SUV
#8 of 16 2008 Torrents
Aug 09, 2007 (7:36 am)
Does anyone know specifically when the 2008 torrents will be going on sale? I need to purchase by the end of August. Any chance of getting a GXP by the end of Aug, or should I just grab a great deal on a 2007? I would love the increased performance, but I don't think I can wait, and is it even worth the extra $?
#9 of 16 Re: 2008 Torrents [petemj23]
Aug 09, 2007 (8:13 pm)
direct quote from the Pontiac folk:
"The 2008 Torrent is scheduled to begin production on June 28, 2007. Vehicles generally begin arriving at dealerships about six to eight weeks after the start of production. We anticipate the arrival of the new 2008 Torrent GXP by mid to late August. For more information, please visit http://www.pontiac.com periodically. Our website is scheduled to be updated with 2008 product information in mid August. Your preferred Pontiac dealer will also have more information closer to the time of availability. You can find nearby dealers by using the dealer locator web tool on our website."
If you can't wait, you might start drifting by the dealers now and act like you really aren't in a hurry. There should be some incentives coming to clear the 07's once the 08's start arriving. I'm in the NW where there is like a $3000 rebate on the Torrents and no reason to expect not to buy one close to invoice. (before the rebate)
#10 of 16 Torrent engine - make in china?
Aug 11, 2007 (9:03 pm)
I am looking at buying a 2007 fully loaded Torrent, about 30k. I see that the trany is made in Japan, but the engine in China. Is that so on the 2008? and thoughts on this?
#11 of 16 Re: Torrent engine - make in china? [dragonflymb]
Aug 12, 2007 (5:16 pm)
Im not sure about the 08's but I dont think it is a big concern import products tend to be built really well so I wouldn't worry about it
#12 of 16 Re: Torrent engine - make in china? [dragonflymb]
Aug 16, 2007 (4:53 pm)
I'd bet a lot that the "normal" Torrent's powertrain is a carryover, including where the components are built. The GXP's powertrain(3.6L/6sp auto) , however, is not a China/Japan unit.
I'd also echo the previous response that I wouldn't worry about it too much. In fact I didn't, as I have an '06 Torrent. So far, there have been no problems.
#13 of 16 Re: Torrent engine - make in china? [big_prize]
Aug 23, 2007 (12:19 pm)
The 3.6L is made by Suzuki in Japan.
#14 of 16 Re: Torrent engine - make in china? [joey2brix]
Aug 23, 2007 (8:17 pm)
I believe that Suzuki builds the GM 3.6L under license in Japan for their own XL7, but units in GM branded vehicles are mainly built in NA. The engine is a GM unit, not a Suzuki unit, by origin.
If the Torrent GXP gets the Suzuki-built version, I could understand that, since they are shipping them to the plant at CAMI for the Suzuki XL7. However, the same engine (more or less) in the Aura, Vue, Outlook et all, G6, etc, is not built in a Suzuki plant. I'm going out on a limb in thinking that I saw Mexico on the window stickers of some of these cars with this engine.
Aug 30, 2007 (2:36 pm)
GM makes the 3.6L DOHC VVT engines in Canada, but shipe those to the US. Mexico makes the 3.5 and 3.9L engines.
#16 of 16 Production numbers for the GXP
Jan 06, 2009 (8:40 am)
Does anyone know the actual production numbers for the 2008 Torrent GXP?