• May 8, 2009
2009 Pontiac G6 GXP Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery

Pluto, the Roman god of Hades, is currently on a tour of the General Motors product garage and he's taking a few cars with him from the land of the living. After sending the Impala SS and the Cobalt SS to the underworld, he has just added to his collection the Cadillac STS-V and Pontiac G6 GXP – neither car will live to see next year. Truth be told, these cancellations are coming straight from the automaker's 2010 Online Order / Reference Guide for dealers, and we're only finding out about them as people dig deeper and deeper into the document.

GM banishing the STS-V makes sense, since it was underpowered and overpriced compared to the CTS-V, and your typical STS owner probably wasn't looking to get to his doctor's appointment faster than the speed of light. The G6 GXP, meanwhile, is not only hideously ugly in both two- and four-door versions, but a 252-hp coupe costing $26,595 is not a great value proposition these days. Heck, that's $3,500 more than the new V6 Camaro! While we mourn their loss of life and horsepower, we doubt many will miss the cars themselves, and we wish them well on their appointments with the boatman at the river Styx.



[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      CTS is a great car and the STS and the DTS are junk.
      How that is possible considering they come from the same company and same division is a puzzle to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      well, it may cost more than the Camaro, but at least it wasn't recalled within it's first month out....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Makes senes to me.

      Keep: CTS-V, Camaro SS
      Drop: STS-V, Cobalt SS, Impala SS
      Wish List:
      Keep the Solstice around a little longer
      Make a sport package for the Cruze, but don't call it an SS
      Never make another "sport" SUV or Pickup again (sorry Cyclone/Typhoon fans)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've said it before and I'll say it again.. the G6 GXP is ghastly. I think it's a shame about the Cobalt SS on the other hand. I could more easily handle it's understated so-so styling vs. the GXP's riced out identity crisis.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rev,

        That spoiler has a ridiculous shape, and serves no purpose. That alone qualifies as rice in my book.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hoodscoop and rear spoiler = rice?

        On an American car? I assume the Mini S is ricey too?

        I think the phrase "nostrilly" works better than "ricey"...

        • 5 Years Ago
        Totally agree. The G6 GXP, and STS-V will not be missed. I will miss the Cobalt SS Sedan.

        Is the Coupe still sticking around?
      • 5 Years Ago
      [phew] I thought for a moment that "S...-V" was a "C...-V". Thank God it isn't. Anyway, I'm kinda sad to see it go, but the CTS-V will always be a much better performer in every way (except maybe size, but even that's somewhat debatable) than the STS-V.
      Given that Pontiac is about to die, doesn't the death of the G6 GXP make sense anyway?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought they already stopped making the STS-V. Oh well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thougt the STS-V is already dead?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The G6 GXP looks like typical GM North America from the 80s and 90s - horrendously overdesigned.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good move. The GXP looked like a Goth Bugs Bunny on acid, and the STS-V was virtually invisible. I'm not saddened in the least.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That is the best description of the G6 GXP ever I've seen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm mildly surprised they didn't dump the entire STS, not just the V. It's been one of the larger blunders GM has made with the New Cadillac - blandly styled inside and out and only very slightly larger than the CTS.

      When the new CTS came out, it's goose was cooked. The DTS, though aging, can still appeal to fans of the boulevard ride, but the STS doesn't seem to have much of a reason to exist anymore.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think both the STS and DTS will be replaced by a new sedan. Perhaps GM could build a V version of that car sometime after it is launched.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's gotta be tough to be a GM fan, I don't know how you guys do it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well most of the stuff they just killed are being replaced in a year or two, or just plain jumped the shark.

        As for a GM fan in General, we just see great things in the brand that others don't- Like Toyota fans. Although there's really nothing there for Toyota...
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