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The '''Montana''' is a [[minivan]] from the [[Pontiac]] division of [[General Motors]]. It replaced the [[Pontiac Trans Sport]] (1990-1997).
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The '''Montana''' was a [[minivan]] from the [[Pontiac]] division of [[General Motors]]. It replaced the [[Pontiac Trans Sport]] (1990-1997). From 2005-2008, the minivan was renamed to the Montana SV6.
   
 
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==Second Generation: (2005–2009)==
 
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For the 2005 model year, the Montana was updated to have a design more similar to an SUV, resulting in its new name, '''SV6'''. The 2005 Montana SV6 used a 3.5&nbsp;L High Value 3500 LX9 [[V6]] that generated 200&nbsp;hp and 220&nbsp;ft·lbf. Similar to the [[Chevrolet Uplander]], [[Saturn Relay]], and [[Buick Terraza]], it is the third costliest of its cousins and starting at US$24,840. The van is built near Atlanta, Georgia. On November 21, 2005, GM announced that it would close the Doraville, Georgia assembly plant, which produced the SV6, in 2008. For the 2005 model year, the Montana was updated to have a design more similar to an SUV, resulting in its new name, '''Montana SV6'''. The 2005 Montana SV6 used a 3.5&nbsp;L [[GM High Value engine#LX9|High Value 3500 LX9]] [[V6]] that generated 200&nbsp;[[Horsepower|hp]] and 220&nbsp;ft·lbf. For 2006, a 3.9&nbsp;L [[GM High Value engine#LZ9|LZ9]] V6, with 240hp (179kW) and 240ft·lb (332Nm) torque, was added as an option. For 2007, the 3.5&nbsp;L V6 was dropped, leaving the 3.9&nbsp;L as the base engine, and it continues to be one of the strongest minivans out there. Consequently, the optional [[AWD]] system was also dropped, since it could not handle the torque of the 3.9&nbsp;L engine. A [[flexible fuel|flex-fuel]] version of the 3.9&nbsp;L V6 also became available for 2007, but was only available in Canada for the Montana SV6.
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For the 2005 model year, the Montana was updated to have a design more similar to an SUV, resulting in its new name, '''SV6'''. The 2005 Montana SV6 used a 3.5&nbsp;L High Value 3500 LX9 [[V6]] that generated 200&nbsp;hp and 220&nbsp;ft·lbf. Similar to the [[Chevrolet Uplander]], [[Saturn Relay]], and [[Buick Terraza]], it is the third costliest of its cousins and starting at US$24,840. The van is built near Atlanta, Georgia. On November 21, 2005, GM announced that it would close the Doraville, Georgia assembly plant, which produced the Montana SV6, in 2008. For the 2005 model year, the Montana was updated to have a design more similar to an SUV, resulting in its new name, '''Montana SV6'''. The 2005 Montana SV6 used a 3.5&nbsp;L [[GM High Value engine#LX9|High Value 3500 LX9]] [[V6]] that generated 200&nbsp;[[Horsepower|hp]] and 220&nbsp;ft·lbf. For 2006, a 3.9&nbsp;L [[GM High Value engine#LZ9|LZ9]] V6, with 240hp (179kW) and 240ft·lb (332Nm) torque, was added as an option. For 2007, the 3.5&nbsp;L V6 was dropped, leaving the 3.9&nbsp;L as the base engine, and it continues to be one of the strongest minivans out there. Consequently, the optional [[AWD]] system was also dropped, since it could not handle the torque of the 3.9&nbsp;L engine. A [[flexible fuel|flex-fuel]] version of the 3.9&nbsp;L V6 also became available for 2007, but was only available in Canada for the Montana SV6.
   
 
Similar to the [[Chevrolet Uplander]], [[Saturn Relay]], and [[Buick Terraza]], it was the third costliest of its cousins and starting at US$24,840. In the United States, only the long-wheelbase version was sold, while Canada continues to sell it alongside the short-wheelbase version (which crossed over to the second generation for the 2006 model year). The minivan was built near Atlanta, Georgia. On November 21, 2005, GM announced that it would close the Doraville, Georgia assembly plant, which produced the Montana SV6, in 2008. As part of most Pontiac dealerships also selling [[Buick]]s and [[GMC (General Motors division)|GMCs]], the [[GM Lambda platform|Lambda]]-based [[GMC Acadia]] [[crossover SUV]] will replace the Montana SV6. In Canada and Mexico, where the van has a loyal following, sales continued. The last Montana SV6 in the United States of America rolled off the assembly line on July 7, 2006. Production for Canada and Mexico ended in 2008. The discontinuation of the Montana SV6, the Relay in 2006, the Terraza in 2007, and the Uplander in 2009 marked GMs' departure from the minivan segment in North America completely.
 
Similar to the [[Chevrolet Uplander]], [[Saturn Relay]], and [[Buick Terraza]], it was the third costliest of its cousins and starting at US$24,840. In the United States, only the long-wheelbase version was sold, while Canada continues to sell it alongside the short-wheelbase version (which crossed over to the second generation for the 2006 model year). The minivan was built near Atlanta, Georgia. On November 21, 2005, GM announced that it would close the Doraville, Georgia assembly plant, which produced the Montana SV6, in 2008. As part of most Pontiac dealerships also selling [[Buick]]s and [[GMC (General Motors division)|GMCs]], the [[GM Lambda platform|Lambda]]-based [[GMC Acadia]] [[crossover SUV]] will replace the Montana SV6. In Canada and Mexico, where the van has a loyal following, sales continued. The last Montana SV6 in the United States of America rolled off the assembly line on July 7, 2006. Production for Canada and Mexico ended in 2008. The discontinuation of the Montana SV6, the Relay in 2006, the Terraza in 2007, and the Uplander in 2009 marked GMs' departure from the minivan segment in North America completely.

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Pontiac Montana
Pontiac
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Production 1998 - 2008
Class Minivan
Body Style 4-Door Minivan
Length 190.9 in.
Width 72 in.
Height 72 in.
Wheelbase 121.1 in.
Weight {{{Weight}}}
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Engine 3.5 L LX9 V6
Power N/A hp @ N/ 3.5 L LX9 V6

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N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm

Similar Chevrolet Venture, Oldsmobile Silhouette, Chevrolet Trans Sport, Vauxhall Sintra, Opel Sintra, Buick GL8 Chevrolet Uplander, Buick Terraza, Saturn Relay
Designer {{{Designer}}}

The Montana was a minivan from the Pontiac division of General Motors. It replaced the Pontiac Trans Sport (1990-1997). From 2005-2008, the minivan was renamed to the Montana SV6.

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Second Generation: (2005–2009)Edit

For the 2005 model year, the Montana was updated to have a design more similar to an SUV, resulting in its new name, SV6. The 2005 Montana SV6 used a 3.5 L High Value 3500 LX9 V6 that generated 200 hp and 220 ft·lbf. Similar to the Chevrolet Uplander, Saturn Relay, and Buick Terraza, it is the third costliest of its cousins and starting at US$24,840. The van is built near Atlanta, Georgia. On November 21, 2005, GM announced that it would close the Doraville, Georgia assembly plant, which produced the Montana SV6, in 2008. For the 2005 model year, the Montana was updated to have a design more similar to an SUV, resulting in its new name, Montana SV6. The 2005 Montana SV6 used a 3.5 L High Value 3500 LX9 V6 that generated 200 hp and 220 ft·lbf. For 2006, a 3.9 L LZ9 V6, with 240hp (179kW) and 240ft·lb (332Nm) torque, was added as an option. For 2007, the 3.5 L V6 was dropped, leaving the 3.9 L as the base engine, and it continues to be one of the strongest minivans out there. Consequently, the optional AWD system was also dropped, since it could not handle the torque of the 3.9 L engine. A flex-fuel version of the 3.9 L V6 also became available for 2007, but was only available in Canada for the Montana SV6.

Similar to the Chevrolet Uplander, Saturn Relay, and Buick Terraza, it was the third costliest of its cousins and starting at US$24,840. In the United States, only the long-wheelbase version was sold, while Canada continues to sell it alongside the short-wheelbase version (which crossed over to the second generation for the 2006 model year). The minivan was built near Atlanta, Georgia. On November 21, 2005, GM announced that it would close the Doraville, Georgia assembly plant, which produced the Montana SV6, in 2008. As part of most Pontiac dealerships also selling Buicks and GMCs, the Lambda-based GMC Acadia crossover SUV will replace the Montana SV6. In Canada and Mexico, where the van has a loyal following, sales continued. The last Montana SV6 in the United States of America rolled off the assembly line on July 7, 2006. Production for Canada and Mexico ended in 2008. The discontinuation of the Montana SV6, the Relay in 2006, the Terraza in 2007, and the Uplander in 2009 marked GMs' departure from the minivan segment in North America completely.

First Generation/Origins (1997–2004)Edit

The Montana nameplate was used as a trim level of the Pontiac Trans Sport van from 1997 to 1998, but dropped the Trans Sport for 1999. This generation was similar to the Buick GL8, the Chevrolet Venture, the Oldsmobile Silhouette, and the Opel Sintra. The Montana came in both short and long wheelbase models. The Montana was one of the few minivans which provides seating for eight. The Montana nameplate was used as a trim level of the Pontiac Trans Sport van from 1997 to 1998, but dropped the Trans Sport name for 1999. This generation was similar to the previous generation Buick GL8, the Chevrolet Venture, the Oldsmobile Silhouette, the Vauxhall Sintra, and the Opel Sintra. The Opel and Vauxhall were only sold in Europe, although made in the same factory in the U.S.A as the others. Both of the Buick GL8 minivans were not sold in North America, but in China. The 2000-2005 GL8 was a rebadged version of the first-generation Pontiac Montana, and the 2005+ GL8 is similar to the Pontiac Montana SV6. The Pontiac Montana came in both short and long wheelbase models. The Montana was one of the few minivans which provided seating for eight. Despite the Pontiac Montana's face-lift in 2005, Pontiac continued to sell the original body style for the 2005 model year for fleet use. The last Montana rolled off the production line on March 31, 2004 as a 2005 model. The 15-inch tires were standard, and the 16-inches were added as an option. The Montana goes from 0-62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 10.2 seconds, which is not bad for the minivan market. Lots of options are avaliable, like standard ABS, daytime running lamps, tachometer, a DVD system and more. One very interesting feature in the Pontiac Montana was that the driver could not see the wipers, and extremely rare and comfortable feature in automobiles. Also, traction control, 4WD, disk brakes and more is avaliable. The Pontiac Montana, Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Trans Sport, previous generation Buick GL8, Opel Sintra, and Vauxhall Sintra have the best value of any minivan today, equaling or beating the Dodge Caravan in price. You can get an excellent deal on a new or used Montana anytime. The Montana is one of the best handling minivans out there, and the sport tires, suspension, steering wheel and weight distribution really help. The Pontiac Montana has the classic Pontiac-style red gauges; the 190 kilometers per hour speedometer and the 7,000 rpm tachometer. The Trans Sport has an 8,000 rpm tachometer. The Pontiac Montana has a 12-valve OHV pushrod 3.4-litre 185-horsepower @5,200 rpm and 210 pound feet of torque @4,000 rpm V6. It is one of the most successful, reliable and powerful engines in the minivan market, and the engine was ahead of its time. It has a 4-speed automatic transmission, and it even beats lots of 5-speed transmissions in the minivan market.

WorldwideEdit

The first generation Montana was sold as the Chevrolet Trans Sport and Opel Sintra in Europe, the Vauxhall Sintra in the UK, and the Buick GL8 in China.

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

While the Montana and Montana SV6 were also sold under the Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Vauxhall, Opel, Saturn, and Buick brands, the minivans appearance remained virtually the same, with the exception of altered front fascias for each brand, with the Montana and Montana SV6 having Pontiac's signature split grille, Oldsmobile's dual grille, Chevrolet's crome trimmed bisected grille and large bisected grille on the Venture and Uplander respectively, Saturn's narrow rectangular grille (exclusive to the Relay), and Buick's somewhat rounded waterfall grille, with all versions having slightly different bumpers, and the Silhouette receiving a minor facelift in 2001.

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