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Aussie-made Pontiac G8 bucks the US sales trend

Cheap grunt: $4100 cash-back deals are helping Pontiac G8 sales.

Holden-built Pontiac G8 records its best sales result since going on sale

23 Mar 2009

THE Holden-sourced Pontiac G8 last month had its best sales result since launch last year, despite the weakness of the US car market.

Pontiac sold 2707 G8s last month – twice as many as January and up 27 per cent on G8’s previous best monthly total of 2126 last April – the first full month of sales.

The monthly average of G8 sales during the last six months of 2008 ran at 1455. In January, Pontiac sold 1331 units.

Pontiac is happy to point out that of the 2707 G8s sold last month, 2695 were sold to private customers.

Like many cars for sale in the US, the G8, including the high performance GXP variant, are attracting cash-back deals of up to $A4100.

Total car sales for General Motors stood at 53,813 last month, 50 per cent below the February 2008 figure.

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