Production of the Pontiac GTO first began in 1964. Ten years after its production, this model’s production was discontinued. Later on in 2004, it made a comeback although again it did not last long. The second models failure was attributed to the fact that it was quite different from the original model which was quite successful. However, the automaker is said to be strategizing on how to rectify the former mistakes by introducing a new 2016 Pontiac GTO soon. In fact, the automaker has already confirmed the return of this fantastic car in 2015. This popular muscle car has made a name for the Pontiac trademark for ages. Furthermore, the GTO has paved the way for various Pontiac models. 2015 Pontiac GTO will feature various technological upgrades and new styling. It will be available in a number of body types including a cabriolet, a lift-back, a hard top and a 2 door coupe.
2015 PONTIAC GTO: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
As mentioned earlier, the new 2015 Pontiac GTO will be based on the initial model, but it will acquire some modern and technological improvements. At its front side, the new model will feature a new grille split into two with Pontiac’s trademark signature. There will also be new headlights installed below the refreshed grille. On its hood, there will be two air scoops which will enable better air inflow into its engine bay. Sideways, Pontiac fans will be treated with some new modern lines and large impressive 20 inch wheels. Its back too will receive some adjustments. They include redesigned tail gates, a new fabulous looking rear wing and a restyled back trunk. However, the tail lights will still be true to the original GTO. The new model will also come with two exhaust tips.
When it comes to its interior, the automaker has not revealed much concerning the upcoming changes. However, there are expectations of a sportier interior that before. The new interior will also get a number of new tech features to enable it to compete with other models in the muscle car segment. Use of high quality materials is also expected while leather upholstery will be offered even in the base models. Features such as navigation system, a new touch screen display, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel and heated and ventilated seats will also be available. Emphasis will be put on its safety and comfort levels.
2015 PONTIAC GTO: ENGINE SPECS
Undoubtedly, the most critical component of a 2015 Pontiac GTO is its engine type. The new GTO is rumored to come with a V8 HEMI unit. Its previous models were offered with a 6.0 liter drive-train that generated 420 horsepower. A similar power train is also expected in the new model but this time the new engine will offer more power output. Other rumors suggest that the automaker will offer a number of V6 and V8 engine for GTO buyers to choose from.
2015 Pontiac GTO: Release Date and Price
There is no definite release date for the 2015 Pontiac GTO, but it is rumored to be unveiled before the end of 2014 or sometimes in 2015. The base 2015 Pontiac GTO will go for about $ 28 000 to $ 30 000 while the high trim with additional gadgets and luxurious accessories will cost about $ 55 000 to $ 60 000.