The Torrent was introduced in 2006 by Pontiac, offering a new crossover SUV that utilized the Chevrolet Equinox platform. The 2007 Torrent got new four-wheel disc brakes, a tire-pressure monitoring system and a stability control system, introduced as standard equipment. The new GXP trim was introduced in 2008, and featured a beefy V6 engine that was rated at 264 horsepower. A revamped suspension system and basic equipment revisions were also made. In 2009, side curtain airbags, satellite radio and a new digital compass were added as standard features, with optional Bluetooth integration.