The heavily promoted G6 (remember the Oprah Winfrey giveaway?) was intended to be a key step in the revival of the Ponitac brand, but competition in the midsize market segment seems to have been heavier than GM expected.
Analysts believe that Pontiac made a mistake debuting the 4-door sedan before the more popular coupe. Nonetheless, the car has been doing much better than the rental-fleet-favorite Grand Am it replaced. The new G6 hardtop convertible is slated to reach dealers later this year, and may generate some much-needed buzz in the marketplace.