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Pontiac Torrent

Pontiac Torrent Sales Figures

Pontiac Torrent

Here you will find yearly U.S. sales figures for the Pontiac Torrent. The Pontiac Torrent was a compact crossover SUV produced by General Motors under the Pontiac brand. It was introduced for the 2006 model year and manufactured until 2009 when the Pontiac brand was phased out.

The Torrent was essentially a rebadged version of the Chevrolet Equinox, and they both shared the GM Theta platform. The Torrent was differentiated by some styling tweaks, particularly at the front end, to align it with Pontiac’s sportier design language. The Pontiac Torrent came with a standard 3.4-liter V6 engine that produced 185 horsepower. A more powerful 3.6-liter V6 with 264 horsepower was later offered in the sportier GXP version, providing improved acceleration and overall performance.

The Pontiac Torrent represented Pontiac’s entry into the growing compact SUV segment of the mid-2000s. While it offered a blend of practicality and value, it struggled to distinguish itself in a competitive market. Its styling and features aligned with Pontiac’s brand identity, but it didn’t achieve significant success during its brief production run. The Torrent remains a reminder of Pontiac’s later years and the shifts occurring in the automotive landscape during that period.

Pontiac Torrent U.S Sales Data & Charts

The Pontiac Torrent received mixed reviews during its production run. Critics appreciated its roomy interior, flexible rear seating, and overall value for the price. However, it also faced criticism for its lackluster handling, mediocre fuel efficiency, and some quality issues compared to competitors in the segment. The Torrent’s production was relatively short-lived, coming to an end with the discontinuation of the Pontiac brand in 2009. General Motors’ decision to phase out Pontiac was part of a larger restructuring plan, and the Torrent was among the casualties of this process.

Year Sales Units
2005 10,303
2006 43,174
2007 32,644
2008 20,625
2009 9,638
2010 68

Source: Automakers & ANDC