Pontiac Sunfire

Pontiac Sunfire Coupe (1995-1999)

The Pontiac Sunfire is a model of the lower middle class of the car maker Pontiac, which replaced the Sunbird from the beginning of 1995.

The design underwent a major overhaul here. The new look he had in common with the Chevrolet Cavalier, which, however, retained his name. At that time, General Motors modified the J- platform, in order to meet current safety requirements.

The Sunfire was available as a sedan, coupe or convertible. The model was available in a standard and a GT equipment. The GT package was only intended for the two-door version and included a sporty front bumper, fog lamps, a dual exhaust, 16 -inch aluminum wheels and a more powerful engine. In the United States, only the coupe was available from 2003 to 2005. The sedan was still being sold in Canada and Mexico until the end of the production period.

The Sunfire was built until 2004 in Lordstown, Ohio ( before the production of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontic Persuit/G5 was converted ), and Ramos Arizpe in Mexico. The convertible models were produced in Lansing, Michigan. In 2004, over 36,000 copies of the Sunfire in the United States and beyond 33 724 sold in Canada, each at a price of $ 11,500 U.S..

Mid-2006, the Sunfire GM was replaced by the G5. However, from the end of 2004, the Chevrolet Cobalt under the name Pontiac G4 in Mexico and as persuit in Canada was offered, the latter being a model was G5 Persuit basically.

Model history

The base model had from the beginning of 1995 until the autumn of 2002 a 2.2 liter engine. The sporty GT model 1995 optional possessed a much stronger 2.3-liter R4 engine, which was replaced in 1996 by the optional 2.4-liter engine, but merely represented an improved version of the old unit.

The 2,3 - and 2,4 -liter engines were also available as an option for the base models.

Pontiac Sunfire Convertible (1995-1999)


In the summer of 1999, the series received a revised front, which now had a larger grille. Furthermore, the rear license plate now emigrated from the bumper between the taillights. However, the cabriolet now dropped out of the program.

The term Sunfire was maintained only at the offered in Canada Asüna Sunfire.

In the fall of 2002, the two available engines (2.2 and 2.4 liters) were replaced by a new 2.2-liter Ecotec.

Pontiac Sunfire Coupe (1999-2003)

Rear view

In early 2003 received the Sunfire a larger outward facelift, which was recognized by the changed headlights.

Between 2003 and 2005 a supercharger kit was available, which was from the Chevrolet Cobalt SS. As a gearbox 5-speed circuit and a 3 were - and 4 -speed automatic available. All models possessed front engine and front wheel drive.

The production of sedan and coupe ended in June 2005.

Pontiac Sunfire Coupe (2003-2005)