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TAKING ACTION TODAY. FOR TOMORROW.At General Motors, our commitment to environmentally friendlytransportation starts right at the top:
What we do at General Motors profoundly affects the lives of many
people. As the worlds largest maker of cars and trucks, we realize our impact
extends beyond those who drive our vehicles, who work here and who live in our
communities. We also know that our actions today can positively affect the lives of
future generations. Its a huge responsibility, but also a great opportunity. And
thats why corporate responsibility is an integral part of everything we do at GM.
Were determined to be part of the solution to the environmental issues that
we as a global community are facing. To that end, GM is investing billions of
dollars in a broad-based advanced technology strategy to help reduce the worlds
dependency on oil. This includes everything from biofuels like E85 ethanol, to
plug-in hybrids, to electrically driven vehicles powered by advanced batteries and
hydrogen fuel cells. Weve also made steady and significant progress over the past
five years to reduce our own energy use, conserve natural resources and decrease
greenhouse gas emissions from GM products and facilities.
Rick WagonerChairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors
*Pontiac is a brand of General Motors of Canada the Official Vehicle Partner of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. TM 2006, VANOC. Used under License.
Stylish, athletic and urbane, the Torrent crossover is all about going where you want, when you want. With its SUV-inspired stance, its as much at home on rough country roads as it is on city streets, and it handles dry summer highways and snow-covered winter roads with equalassurance. Wherever you travel, Torrents spacious, sophisticated and well-equipped interior keeps youand up to four friends comfortable and entertained. Its high-tech standard features, including OnStar,StabiliTrak and a tire-pressure monitoring system, help get you safely where youre going. Through itall, Torrent is a ball to drive especially in new-for-2008 GXP form, with its thrilling 263-horsepowerengine and countless other performance upgrades. Torrent. Stop at nothing.
Torrent GXP takes compact crossover performanceinto uncharted territory. Under the hood theres a 263-horsepower DOHC V6engine with variable valve timing (VVT). Paired with the standard six-speedautomatic transmission with Driver Shift Control, it delivers dazzling accelerationand excellent responsiveness in all driving conditions. A GXP-exclusive Sportsuspension, a lowered ride height and low-profile P235/50R18 tires assure agilehandling. GXP also takes Torrents style off the chart, with unique fasciatreatments, monochrome paint, polished flangeless 18-inch forged aluminumwheels, unique sport seats and more.
TORRENT TO THE MAX.
Engineered and built right here inCanada, Torrent and Torrent GT are among the largest vehicles in their class.Theyre winners on looks, with long clean lines, a sure-footed stance and boldlystyled details. Every Torrent and Torrent GT also features a 185 horsepower V6engine, a five-speed automatic transmission and the kind of performance that makesdriving a real pleasure. All of which raises the question: Why make do with less?
SOMETIMES MORE REALLY IS MORE.
Any time you feel like inviting a few friendsalong for the ride, Torrent will make them feel right at home. Torrentslongest-in-class 2858 mm (112.5 in.) wheelbase* makes for a veryaccommodating passenger compartment. Riders will find entry and exita breeze, thanks to Torrents low step-in height. Your taller friends willenjoy the innovative Multi-Flex rear seats. It adjusts backwards and
forwards along a 200 mm (8 in.) track, so you can choose maximumlegroom or maximum cargo space, as the situation dictates. To offeryour guests an even greater measure of comfort, the Multi-Flex rearseat also reclines and, on GT and GXP models, features a fold-downcentre armrest with dual cupholders. *Based on 2007 Model Year data for GM Small Utility segment and the latest published competitive
information available at time of printing. Excludes other GM vehicles.
CALL YOUR FRIENDS.
INTERIOR FEATURES: Air conditioning with air filtration system Power windows and door locks Tilt adjustable steering column Reclining front bucket seats Flat-folding front-passenger seatback
Multi-Flex rear seating with 60/40 split-folding,reclining and sliding rear bench seat
6-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system withauxiliary audio input jack
Standard OnStar system with one year of the Safe and Sound Plan
Available XM Satellite Radio
Leather seat inserts are available on Torrent GT (shown) and GXP (includes perforated leather inserts). Torrent GT and GXP also feature a standard power 6-way drivers seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
At Pontiac, were all about vehicles that help drivers get the most out of their time behind the wheel. In Torrent, that means a driving environmentthats dedicated to keeping you firmly in control. A tilt adjustable steering column and a 3-spoke steering wheel with indentations for your hands are both part of the mix. So areelegantly styled chrome-trimmed analogue gauges and a convenient Driver InformationCentre complete with a compass and an exterior temperature readout. Entertainmentchoices include a great new range of standard and available sound systems, all with CD players, and, on GT and GXP models, an available DVD entertainment system to keepyour rear-seat passengers amused on long journeys. Other aspects of the Torrent drivingenvironment showcase our designers extraordinary attention to detail. Take the switches,for example. Theyre designed to operate with a consistent, positive feel. Not only doesthat demonstrate a higher level of quality, it also encourages intuitive use, so you canmake most adjustments without ever taking your eyes off the road. Now thats control.
THE DRIVERS CHOICE.
Torrent GT and GXP offer an available DVD rear entertainment system thats a great way to keep your passengersamused on long trips. Major components in the system include a remote control, two wireless headphones, a fold-down178 mm (7 in.) LCD colour monitor and input jacks for cameras or video games.
Camping, climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking:no matter how you slice it, they all take a lot of gear. Thatswhy we designed the multi-talented Torrent with all the cargo-carrying versatility your active lifestyle demands. The 60/40split-folding Multi-Flex rear seat and the front-passenger seat both fold forward, allowing you to carry objects up to 2.7 m (9 ft.) long in the security of the interior. With the rearseatbacks folded, Torrent can handle up to 1943 L (68.6 cu. ft.)of cargo. Need even more? Properly equipped, Torrent is rated to tow up to 1588 kg (3500 lb.). It also features standardtubular roof side rails that make it easy to attach racks forbikes, snowboards, cargo boxes, you name it. We evendesigned Torrent to help you keep the small stuff in its place.There are handy pockets on the instrument panel and doors, a compartment under the steering wheel for sunglasses andmany other storage options. Bottom line: whatever youre into,Torrent has the versatility to handle it.
PILE IT ON.
The available rear cargo area panel systemincludes a 2-sided, height-adjustable shelfthat doubles as a security cover. You canalso use it as a table at tailgate parties.
Torrents standard flat-folding rear and front-passenger seatbacks make it a breeze to reconfigure theinterior for almost any combination of passengers and cargo. The hard back of the flat-folding front-passenger seat can also double as a work table a handy feature when your office is far away.
Torrents available active-on-demand all-wheel-drive (AWD) systemis fully integrated with the vehicles anti-lock braking, traction controland StabiliTrak systems. Any time it detects a loss of grip at the frontwheels, it automatically sends engine torque to the rear wheels. It also redistributes power to all 4 wheels as necessary to helpachieve optimal traction under hard acceleration.
A MacPherson strut independent front suspension and a power rack-and-pinion steering system contribute to Torrent's nimble handling.Electric power steering system of Torrent and Torrent GT shown.
In a segment dominated by standard four-cylinder powerplants, Torrent and Torrent GT put outstanding performance at your command. The standard powertrainincludes an efficient five-speed automatic transmission and a smooth 3.4-litre V6 that generates 185 horsepower and 210 pounds-feet of torque. Then theres Torrent GXP, which turns theperformance all the way up. It features a standard 263-horsepower DOHC V6 paired with anadvanced six-speed automatic transmission with the added excitement of tap-up/tap-downshifting. Of course, abundant power is only part of the package. We also made sure that everyTorrent has what it takes to keep you on the move even when the weather has other drivers stuckindoors. Theres a choice of front-wheel drive and active-on-demand all-wheel drive, and everyTorrent comes equipped with large all-season tires and a substantial ground clearance. Torrenteven features a standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and traction control thatgive you an extra measure of confidence and control, especially on slippery surfaces. Torrent isjust as adept at braking, with standard four-wheel disc brakes and ABS. Think of it this way. ForTorrent drivers, bad weather is overruled.
THIS IS INTENSE.
We designed Torrent with excellent visibility, ergonomic controls and agile handling, all to helpkeep you in control. We also engineered it to provide serious protection for those times when a situation cant be avoided. In fact,Torrent was awarded the highest possible U.S. Government rating five stars by the National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA) for its performance in both frontal and side-impact crashes.*
FOR PROTECTION, ITS A STAR.
SAFETY CAGE CONSTRUCTIONA sturdy steel safety cage structuresurrounds the Torrent passengercompartment. Its engineered tomaintain the integrity of the cabin in an impact.
HIGH-STRENGTH STEELFor excellent crashworthiness, a full 90 percent of Torrents body structure is fabricated from high-strength steel.
DUAL-STAGE AIR BAGSTorrents dual-stage frontal air bagsdeploy with lower force in lower-speedfrontal collisions, which helps reducethe risk of injury.**
HEAD CURTAIN AIR BAGS Torrents available roof-mounted head curtain air bags provide addedprotection for the occupants of alloutboard seats in side impacts androllover collisions.
X-SHAPED DOOR BRACESReinforcement beams inside Torrentsdoors are welded together to create arigid X-shaped brace that helps resistintrusion in a side impact.
SAFETY BELT PRE-TENSIONERSTorrents front safety belts are fittedwith pre-tensioners, which sense when an impact is taking place andautomatically pull the belts tighter.
LATCH SYSTEMEach of Torrents three rear-seatingpositions features the LATCH system,which makes it easier to ensure thatchild seats are safely secured.
UNDERBODY RAILSMain underbody rails run continuouslyfrom bumper to bumper, providingexceptional strength in collisions at the front and rear of the vehicle.
*Rating is for 2007 Torrent. Five-star ratings for the driver and front-passenger seatingpositions in the frontal crash test and for front and rear seating positions in the side-impact crash test. Side-impact crash test rating is for a model tested without optionalhead curtain side-impact air bags. U.S. Government star ratings are part of the NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSAs) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)(www.safecar.gov).
**A NOTE ON CHILD SAFETY: Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even in vehicleswith air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facinginfant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. Refer to thevehicle Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
Take your new Torrents style,performance and versatility to an even higher level with genuine GM Accessories. GM Accessories are the only accessories that areintegrated into the process of designing your vehicle, ensuring excellentfit, finish and functionality. Only GM Accessories are backed by GMs 3-year/60,000 km New Vehicle Limited Warranty.* They can also beincluded in your new-vehicle lease or finance agreement through GMAC.Ask your dealer for a complete list of the GM Accessories available foryour Torrent. Or visit gm.ca
Genuine GM Accessories for Torrent include:
Moulded hood protector
Roof-mounted soft luggage carrier
Hitch-mounted carriers for bikes and skis
Premium all-weather floor mats
Moulded splash guards
Tubular side steps
Door sill appliques
*Whichever comes first, when permanently installed by the dealer at the time you purchase or lease your new vehicle.
DRESS IT TO THE NINES.
OnStar* uses advanced communicationstechnology to enhance your safety, securityand convenience. OnStar Advisors can providea wealth of information and perform a varietyof diagnostic services. They can also provideassistance in an emergency. No wonder more than five million peoplehave become OnStar subscribers and over 15 million calls are madeeach month on the built-in voice-activated, hands-free system. OnStarand one year of the Safe & Sound Plan are standard on Torrent models.See your dealer for more information on plans and services. *OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to beavailable and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.OnStar Hands-Free Calling requires a Hands-Free enabled vehicle, prepaid minutes or enrollment in a shared minutesplan and existing OnStar service contract. Subscription Service Agreement required.
*Includes three trial months beyond which service fees apply. Available in 10 Canadian provinces and 48 contiguous United States.
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