GMC and Pontiac today announced pricing for two new models arriving in dealerships in early 2009. The model introductions and MSRPs (including destination freight charge) include:
- The GMC Sierra Hybrid: $39,365 (including $975 DFC) for 2WD models with the 3HA package and $45,500 (including DFC) with the 3HB package
- The all-new Pontiac G3 hatchback, $14,995 (including $660 DFC)
GMC Sierra Hybrid
The 2009 Sierra Hybrid joins the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid as the only full-size hybrid pickup trucks on the market. Equipped with GM’s two-mode hybrid system, Sierra Hybrid is offered in the crew cab body style and is also available with 4WD.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2WD models is 21 mpg city and 22 on the highway; 4WD models are estimated at 20 mpg in city and highway driving. That mileage, combined with a 26-gallon (98 L) fuel tank, delivers a cruising range of more than 500 miles with 2WD models and more than 470 miles with 4WD models
Production begins in December of 2008, with delivery to dealers expected in early 2009.
Equipment that is specific to the hybrid model includes:
- 6.0-liter V-8 engine (332 hp / 247 kW)
- Low rolling resistance tires
- Hybrid ornamentation
- Soft tonneau cover
- Head curtain side-impact air bags
In addition, a Sierra Hybrid 3HB model is offered. It includes all of the 3HA content as well as leather bucket seats with six-way driver and passenger power; Power Flow navigation with Bose audio and rear-seat controls; rear park assist; power adjustable pedals and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. MSRP is $45,500 (including destination charge).
The all-new Pontiac G3 hatchback arrives in dealer showrooms in March 2009 and becomes Pontiac’s fourth vehicle achieving highway fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon or higher.
The G3 comes with standard air conditioning, four air bags (two frontal and two side-impact air bags) and the OnStar safety and security system.
All Pontiac and GMC models are covered by GM’s five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and three-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Additionally, Sierra Hybrid models come with an eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid component warranty.