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Old 03-29-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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2008 AURA XE
Default Changes for 2009

Looks like there will be a 4 cyl XR!

All details...
Deletions


(QPE) P215/60R16 touring, blackwall tires
(QAD) P225/50R17 touring, blackwall tires
(QD1) 16" 5-spoke machined alloy wheels
(LZ4) 3.5L Variable Valve Timing V6 engine
(NW9) traction control
(MN5) 4-speed automatic transmission
Exterior color (15U) Golden Cashmere
Exterior color (40U) Cream White
Exterior color (53U) Bronzed Pewter
Exterior color (67U) Silver Pearl
(19B) Black cloth

New Features


(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires are standard on all models but XR V6 Sedan
Exterior paint color (17U) Quick Silver
Exterior paint color (50U) Polar White
Exterior paint color (51U) Gold Mist
Exterior paint color (92U) Silver Moss
(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system is included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package on XE Sedan and standard on XR Sedans

Changes


ZZV69 is now the XR 4-cylinder model
ZZX69 is the XR V6 model

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Old 03-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Changes for 2009

Correct, just like mentioned on other forums.

And now the ordering guides are starting to post!

The 3.5L is gone, replaced by the 2.4L totally (good thing, really), the 6-speed is expanded, Bluetooth is available on every trim, the 17" wheels for the Greenline, etc.

No mention yet of any further interior details, etc., but should be updated more in time to come--all good changes.

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Old 03-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Changes for 2009

Here they are posted in a cleaner manner:

Aura:
Deletions
(QPE) P215/60R16 touring, blackwall tires
(QAD) P225/50R17 touring, blackwall tires
(QD1) 16" 5-spoke machined alloy wheels
(LZ4) 3.5L Variable Valve Timing V6 engine
(NW9) traction control
(MN5) 4-speed automatic transmission
Exterior color (15U) Golden Cashmere
Exterior color (40U) Cream White
Exterior color (53U) Bronzed Pewter
Exterior color (67U) Silver Pearl
(19B) Black cloth

New Features
(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires are standard on all models but XR V6 Sedan
Exterior paint color (17U) Quick Silver
Exterior paint color (50U) Polar White
Exterior paint color (51U) Gold Mist
Exterior paint color (92U) Silver Moss
(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system is included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package on XE Sedan and standard on XR Sedans

Changes
ZZV69 is now the XR 4-cylinder model
ZZX69 is the XR V6 model

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/dom...ID=6856&type=0

Aura Greenline:
Deletions
(QPE) P215/60R16 touring, blackwall tires
(QD1) 16" 5-spoke machined alloy wheels
Exterior color (15U) Golden Cashmere
Exterior color (40U) Cream White
Exterior color (53U) Bronzed Pewter
Exterior color (67U) Silver Pearl

New Features
Exterior paint color (17U) Quick Silver
Exterior paint color (50U) Polar White
Exterior paint color (51U) Gold Mist
Exterior paint color (92U) Silver Moss
(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system is included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package
(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires
(PFG) Wheels 17" (43.2 cm) twin-spoke machined alloy


http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/dom...ID=6857&type=0

As talked about before, no more 3.5L and now the 2.4L is standard in both XE and XR trims--and gets the 6-speed on ALL, unlike the Malibu which still uses the 4-speed on some trims. Also, Bluetooth on everything.

Pretty good, especially the XR-4 which a lot of people have been wishing for, and though some may carp about the 3.5L going away...everyone who drives a 2.4L Aura seems to love it, and it will only help with CAFE, etc.

Oh, and they didn't post the Aura color images, but here's the same new colors for the Malibu (still not great representations, but an idea):

Exterior paint color (17U) Quick Silver


Exterior paint color (50U) Polar White


Exterior paint color (51U) Gold Mist


Exterior paint color (92U) Silver Moss

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Old 03-29-2008, 11:09 AM   #4
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Default Re: Changes for 2009

Way to go! While I'm not ready to say sales will take off, offering the XR-4 version of Aura makes perfect sense for those who want the flash of the top-end model in an affordable and fuel-efficient four-cylinder package.


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Old 03-29-2008, 11:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Changes for 2009

Does anyone know about the changes to the G6.

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Old 03-29-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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Does anyone know about the changes to the G6.

Pontiac G6

Deletions


Model (2ZF69) G6 1SV Value Leader Sedan
(QC1) 16" (40.6 cm) steel with bolt-on wheel covers
(QPE) P215/60R16 touring, blackwall tires
(PCM) GXP Preferred Package
(JF4) Power-adjustable pedals
(VPZ) Regular production accessory, Chrome Appearance Package
Exterior color (40U) Ivory White
Exterior color (67U) Liquid Silver Metallic

New Features


Exterior color (17U) Quicksilver Metallic
Exterior color (50U) Summit White
Exterior color (51U) Gold Mist Metallic
Exterior color (92U) Silver Green Metallic
(PDZ) Sport Package 2, includes (LZ4) 3.5L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI engine, (PFF) 17" (43.2 cm) painted cast aluminum wheels, (QAD) P225/50R17 touring, blackwall tires, (F83) 3.05 axle ratio, Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS), (T96) front fog lamps and (T43) rear spoiler. (PDZ) is available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan
(PCN) Sun and Sound Plus Package, includes (UBK) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer, (CF5) power sunroof and either (PFE) 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech cast aluminum wheels on GT models or (P79) 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke, flangeless Black Chrome-Tech wheels on GXP models. (PCN) is available on GT and GXP Sedan & Coupe models
(MH8) 6-speed automatic transmission, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes Driver Shift Control (included with {PDX} Sport Package 1 on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan)
(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires (standard on G6 Sedan)
(FXK) 2.89 axle ratio (included with [PDX] Sport Package 1 on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan)
(UE0) OnStar, not installed (available for Fleet or Government order types only on G6 Sedan)

Changes


(PDX) Sport Package 1 contains new content. On 2ZG69 G6 Sedan, (PDX) includes (FX3) StabiliTrak, Dynamic Control System, (MH8) 6-speed automatic transmission, (T43) rear spoiler and (FXK) 2.89 axle ratio. On 2ZH67 GT Convertible, (PDX) contains (LZ9) 3.9L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI engine, exhaust outlets with dual chrome tips, (M15) 4-speed automatic transmission, (FR3) 3.69 axle ratio, (C68) front automatic air conditioning, (QR2) 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke, bright Chrome-Tech wheels and (AG1) 6-way power driver seat adjuster
(PCM) Preferred Package, available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan, contains new content, which now includes (K34) cruise control, (AP8) extended-range remote keyless entry, (AP3) Remote vehicle starter system, (JA7) leather-wrapped brake handle, (VY7) leather-wrapped shift knob, (UK3) steering-wheel mounted audio controls and (N34) leather-wrapped steering wheel
(PCJ) Sun and Sound Package is now only available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan and now includes (UBK) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer, (CF5) power sunroof and (DD7) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass display and driver and front passenger visor vanity mirrors (was available on GT & GXP Sedan and Coupe models in 2008)
(PCQ) Premium Package is now available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan and contains new content. (PCQ) now includes front bucket leather-appointed seats, (AG1) 6-way power driver seat adjuster and (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats
(U2K) XM Radio is now standard on G6 Sedan (was available in 2008)
(AP3) Remote vehicle starter system is now standard on GT models and GXP Sedan and Coupe models and is included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package on G6 Sedan
(AP9) Trunk cargo nets is now standard on GT and GXP Sedan and Coupe models and available on G6 Sedan (was available and part of [PCQ] Premium Package on GT models and [PCM] Preferred Package on GXP models and G6 Sedan in 2008)
(DD7) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass display is now included and only available with (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package on G6 Sedan and is now standard on GT Sedan and Coupe models (Replaces manual inside rearview mirror)
(K34) Cruise control is now included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package on G6 Sedan (was standard in 2008)
(B37) Front and rear carpeted floor mats is now standard on GT and GXP models and available on G6 Sedan (was available and part of [PCQ] Premium Package on GT models and [PCM] Preferred Package on GXP models and G6 Sedan in 2008)
(T43) rear spoiler is now standard on 2ZH69 GT Sedan (was available in 2008)
(PFF) 17" (43.2 cm) painted cast aluminum wheels is now standard on GT Sedan and Coupe models (was available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan with [PDX] Sport Package in 2008)
(PFE) 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech cast aluminum wheels is now available and part of (PCN) Sun and Sound Plus Package on GT Sedan and Coupe models (was standard in 2008)
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:33 PM   #7
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Default Re: Changes for 2009

Will reliability and build quality be added as standard features?

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Old 03-31-2008, 03:43 PM   #8
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Will reliability and build quality be added as standard features?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
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No that's still optional, but no one wants to pay for it

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