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Report: Pontiac G8 to Live On as Chevrolet Caprice


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Old 07-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Calling the Pontiac G8 “Too good to waste,” GM’s new product boss, Bob Lutz, has just announced that the car will live on, rebadged as a Chevrolet Caprice. The news comes as a surprise, considering GM’s CEO Fritz Henderson has been unwavering in his insistence that the car would be eliminated from the New GM.

Apparently part of the reason for the move is due to the fact that GM has an internal agreement with Holden, the Australian arm of the company that makes and sells the car as the Commodore in its home market. Currently GM sells the Comodore in markets like the middle east badged as a Chevy.

Lutz did not say if the new body style would be available for the U.S. market by 2010, of if consumers would have to wait until 2011.

So while GM looks to pave a new future full of green cars, it appears as though old-man-Lutz still wants General Motors to build cars for performance enthusiasts. He even said that a high-performance “V” version of the upcoming Cadillac CTS Coupe is still a possibility.

In addition, Lutz even commented that a “V” version of the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon was not completely out of the question. “I’m sure we’ll build at least one,” he said.

[Source: Automobile Magazine]
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:03 AM   #2
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cool! bout time they bring the caprice back stateside!

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Old 07-14-2009, 04:42 AM   #3
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Looks, uhh... Interesting...

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i agree with teh lutz. too good a car to waste. ive been on the fence about buying one, but if theyre gonna have it as a chevy, ill buy it since parts wont be an issue. badge engineering is bad. taking a good car from a dying company is good.

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But i think calling it a Caprice will hurt it. GM needs a new marketing department.

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They have a new marketing company. It is called the Whitehouse. I am sure that this will not happen...even though lutz said it would.

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I don't care what they call it. At least it lives on in some incarnation.

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im gald theyre bringin that car back, and the caprice name as well

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Old 07-24-2009, 11:53 PM   #9
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I like the looks of the G8 a lot better, though.

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It wont happen anymore. Check out the other story I posted. lol

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Yeah, these cars are cool. best selling car down here on the south side of the line. They come out down here in some pretty mean sports model's. check it out. www.v8supercrs.com.au

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Very familiar with the models down there. I am sure others on here would love to see them too!

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