Pontiac G8 sees record sales amid harrowed industry

The Zeta-platform car saw its best monthly sales since its release in February

The Zeta-platform car saw its best monthly sales since its release in February

Enlarge Photo
Incentives, incentives, incentives. That's the name of the game at all of the major carmakers these days, and in many cases, it's paying off. Take the Pontiac G8 for example: despite a market that's off over 40%, the G8 sedan saw its best sales ever last month - over double the number sold in January.

The final tally for February was 2,707 of the roomy sedans sold, up 1,376 from the 1,331 sold in January, and up 27% from the previous best sales month for the car, which happened in April, 2008.

At the same time, General Motors' overall sales fell over 50% against February 2008 to just 53,813 cars. Nevertheless, the high sales numbers for the high-value - and in GT and GXP trims, high-performing - sedan hint that the future may not be as bleak as it had seemed just a few short months ago.

You do have to wonder, however, how much money Pontiac is actually making after about $3,000 in incentives on each car.
Follow Us


Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!


Take Us With You!


Research New Cars


Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.

© 2014 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.