The Pontiac G6 sedan was released in 2004 as a replacement for the Grand Am. Built on GM's Epsilon platform, it was also the basis for the previous generation Chevrolet Malibu. It was available with a 3.5 liter pushrod V6 as the bread and butter engine. A four-cylinder was also available at the end. Unlike previous Pontiac models before it, mainly the Grand Am, it departed away from all of that plastic body cladding and went for a more streamlined conservative approach.
When Pontiac shut its door in late 2009 and the G6 ended production, no one was really upset. By that time, it was already quite outdated and a complete redesign would have happened in the near future. Fortunately, the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu became a car everything the G6 Sedan was not: roomy, high quality materials, and a true Camry and Accord competitor.