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PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SE SELECTED 'BEST AMERICAN SEDAN' BY MOTORWEEK

 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SE SELECTED 'BEST AMERICAN SEDAN' BY MOTORWEEK
 NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pontiac Bonneville SE has been selected 1992's best American sedan by MotorWeek -- the third consecutive year the public television network series picked a Pontiac in that category.
 "With a standard 170-horsepower V6 engine, the full-size Bonneville SE offers excellent performance, along with the safety of a driver's-side air bag and available anti-lock brakes, features which its upscale buyers demand," noted MotorWeek host John Davis at an awards ceremony conducted by the Maryland-based weekly TV program prior to the opening of the New York Auto Show.
 "When you combine a long list of standard SE features with the aggressive styling that Pontiac is famous for, you have an outstanding package," said Mr. Davis.
 For the model year through March 31, sales of the SE and its stablemates, the Pontiac SSE and SSEi, have increased 59.1 percent compared to the same period in 1991. The new-for-1992 SE follows Pontiac's mid-size Grand Prix which captured the award in 1991 and 1990.
 "Customer acceptance of these award-winning Pontiacs has been outstanding," said Pontiac General Manager John G. Middlebrook, who accepted the best American sedan award. "It's a great tribute to the team effort that includes the employes at GM's Design Staff, its B-O-C Wentzville (Missouri) Assembly Plant where these world-class cars are built, the Pontiac organization and our dealers."
 Since its introduction last fall, Bonneville SE has been a hit with the media and consumers. Among its other honors, Bonneville SE was named a "Best Buy" by Consumers Digest in the sports sedan class and Kiplinger's Personal Finance selected it a "Best Buy" in the $15,000- $20,000 range and "Best New Car" regardless of price.
 Celebrating its 10th anniversary on the air, MotorWeek is telecast each week on 326 PBS stations across the nation and Canada, as well as military bases worldwide.
 MotorWeek's annual "Driver's Choice" competition compared over 120 domestic and import passenger vehicles as part of a process that led to the selection of 15 vehicles as winners in their respective market segments. Overall, General Motors products such as the Bonneville earned five of the eight domestic awards.
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