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With rumors flying that Pontiac will have a SUV named Torrent, I think that can be found true...



Word Mark TORRENT
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Originally posted by PontiacJ8@Jan 19 2004, 10:23 PM
Where'd they get that name from :huh: ?? VW?
That would not be good, people confusing the name Torrent for Tourag :( "Buy the all-new Torrent... and people drive to their VW dealership :huh:

Woopsie, I don't think it'll work well...
 

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Will this SUV be a rebadged GM vehicle not a Pontiac like a TrailBlazer or something or will it be different??

I hope it's nice
 

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Originally posted by babershah@Jan 31 2004, 06:17 PM
Will this SUV be a rebadged GM vehicle not a Pontiac like a TrailBlazer or something or will it be different??

I hope it's nice
The Torrent will be the Aztec replacement. Not sure which platform it will be based off of though. I think it will be based off of the Theta platform (VUE & Equinox). However it is possible that it may be a larger SUV and will be based off of the Mid-Size FWD/AWD platform dubbed Lambda which will underpin future mid-size crossovers and sport vans. Either way, Lutz is on the case, so there won't be any "Re-Badging" im sure of that... and I am sure our Lambda expert Hudson can confirm this as well....
 

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Originally posted by Josh O@Feb 1 2004, 12:48 AM
Aztek replecement.

Old old news.
It can't be that old, the vehicle is not even out yet! :lol:

Ya, I have heard about the Torrent name on other sites, but after reading this, it sounds confirmed :)
 

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Originally posted by TaHoE@Jan 31 2004, 08:49 PM
Will this SUV be a rebadged GM vehicle not a Pontiac like a TrailBlazer or something or will it be different??

Lutz is on the case, so there won't be any "Re-Badging" im sure of that... and I am sure our Lambda expert Hudson can confirm this as well....
U thinks so??..I hope so. Was Lutz around when the Intrepid/Concorde/300M (last and current gens) were around??. Talk about rebadging!, and I don't think I heard any negative press towards them regarding that. I thought 2 myself everytime seeing a Concorde and 300M what the hell is the difference.
 

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Originally posted by casket_demon@Feb 1 2004, 01:13 AM
Will this SUV be a rebadged GM vehicle not a Pontiac like a TrailBlazer or something or will it be different??

Lutz is on the case, so there won't be any "Re-Badging" im sure of that... and I am sure our Lambda expert Hudson can confirm this as well....
U thinks so??..I hope so. Was Lutz around when the Intrepid/Concorde/300M (last and current gens) were around??. Talk about rebadging!, and I don't think I heard any negative press towards them regarding that. I thought 2 myself everytime seeing a Concorde and 300M what the hell is the difference.
The 300M was a lot nicer than Concorde, Concorde was the ugliest Chrysler ever!! Maybe all together one of the UGLIEST American cars, behind Chevrolet Beretta :(
 

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Hmmm - Pontiac marketing geniuses should make up their minds. What happened to the alphabet soup naming scheme?

Is Pontiac sticking with names or going with G6, SV6, etc?
 

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The torrent will on a legnthend VUE platform, and will be a 2006/7 model. Don't know too much more about it than that, other than who is the GM Vehicle line director in charge of the project. If I remember correctly the torrent will be similar to a Suzuki SUV the VLD is working on at the same time.
 

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better be fast if its from pontiac... real fast. No honda motor in this one, better see some 3.9 action.
 
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