Official reveal: Introducing the 2015 Firebird Pontiac – New Firebird Pontiac

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The number of automotive nameplates that have stuck around as long as the Firebird Pontiac are few and far between. In its half-century — it marks its 50th birthday this year — Pontiac’s long-standing 2+2 “Eagle” has become a piece of Americana, as much as Elvis or baseball. This is a good thing, as the U.S. automaker plans on selling its all-new, sixth-generation 2015 Firebird Pontiac around the world.

While the 2015 Firebird’s front-end takes its cues from the Trans Am car, the rest of the design is pure Firebird, with leaner proportions inspired by the 1967 to 1977 Firebirds also on hand in the Pontiac design studio.

Parked directly next to the outgoing 2014 Firebird, the 2015 Firebird edition sports the same wheelbase and overall length, but it’s much lower in height, and has a lower rear deck and a wider rear track. Its A-pillar has been moved back for a longer hood. The pillar is now hidden. And the Firebird’s so-called “hockey stick” body side cut-out (a feature that’s been there since the original) has been dropped to make the car appear longer,

Benefiting from a purpose-built Firebird chassis —  the 2015 Firebird is more space-efficient inside as well, with better outward visibility, a roomier cabin and a bigger trunk.

Also, in anticipation of attracting more import-brand buyers, the 2015 Firebird Pontiac gets over 15 new technology offerings, such as adaptive cruise control and collision warning, a new four-mode (Normal, Sport+, Track, Snow/Rain) driver-selectable system that tunes the Firebird’s steering, stability controls and engine, individual tire pressure monitoring system, and intelligent key access and push start.

If the production 2015 Firebirds end up anywhere near as well-crafted as the prototype we were sitting in, Pontiac has upped the ante in fit and finish and use of high-quality materials compared to its less-refined competition. Throughout the new 2015 Firebird cabin, you’ll find soft-touch plastics and real aluminum and leather assembled tightly and accurately.

Official reveal: Introducing the 2015 Firebird Pontiac – New Firebird Pontiac
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