Holden Commodore, Pontiac G8, at least to 2020!

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by Aych Es Vee, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. #1 Aych Es Vee, Jan 12, 2009
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    http://carsguide.news.com.au/site/news-and-reviews/story/commodore_safe/


    12 January 2009

    Joshua Dowling in Detroit
    The future of the Holden Commodore is safe for at least the next two generations...



    Last year, the Commodore retained its title of Australia’s best selling car for the 13th year in a row, albeit by a diminishing margin. And, badged as a Pontiac G8, more than 15,000‘Commodores’ were sold in the US in the last nine months of last year. The original target was about 30,000 sales annually.

    However, in the circumstances, GM says the export program is a success.

    “Considering the North American market has experienced the weakest new vehicle sales since World War II, we are very satisfied with sales of the Pontiac G8,” said Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson.

    “The car has been very well received and to sell as many as we have in this climate and in these circumstances, quite frankly, is a testament to the vehicle.”

    The Pontiac G8 was a finalist in numerous North American Car of the Year awards and has also been named as one of the models to be protected in the restructure of the Pontiac brand.

    The head of General Motors product planning, Bob Lutz, said the Pontiac model range would be rationalised to two or three models: the Vibe hatchback, Solstice convertible and G8 sedan.

    “Pontiac is one of the brands under strategic review,” said Lutz. “We’re going to focus the Pontiac brand to just a few entries and the G8 is one of those.”

    Holden has already begun work on the next generation Commodore, due some time after 2012, and Lutz also confirmed its future was safe.

    “Holden is very much a key part of GM’s rear drive future,” Lutz said. “There’s going to have to be a replacement for the next generation Camaro … and Cadillac sedan and for those cars you’d really hate to switch over to front-wheel-drive.”

    Beyond the next model, in 10 years time the Commodore could be smaller and lighter and capable of being powered by four-cylinder, V6 and V8 power, as well as being capable to accept hybrid technology, Lutz said.



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    So despite bad rumors, it looks like the Holden Commodore, AKA, Pontiac G8 in USA, is a key GM vehicle, and is staying around for a VERY long time.

    I wouldnt be surprised if the ute and sportwagon get re-reviewed within a few years time.
     
  2. Whatever that coupe is, I want it.
     
  3. #3 Aych Es Vee, Jan 12, 2009
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    http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080229.002/holden-coupe-60-concept
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    But if demand is in USA, Holden will build it. Not likely to happen within the next 4 or 5 years.
     
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  5. AUSTRALIA CAN'T BUILD GOOD CARS
     
  6. This car will fail.
     
  7. GM should build the G8 coupe concept.
     
  8. good news, i love mine
     
  9. You forgot to add my favorite reskinned Commodore:
     
  10. Best Daewoo ever.
     
  11. the Chinese Buick is better than the Daewoo version
     
  12. GM IS SHIT!
     
  13. please rephrase that statement in a way that it doesnt make you look like a dumbass.

    maybe throw in the word "the" before shit
     
  14. lulz, why even bring back the camaro again if it will be replaced in the future anyway.
     
  15. “Holden is very much a key part of GM’s rear drive future,” Lutz said. “There’s going to have to be a replacement for the next generation Camaro … and Cadillac sedan and for those cars you’d really hate to switch over to front-wheel-drive.”


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    He is saying that they need to keep Holden developing RWD, because they'll be continuing developing for the next gen Camaro and Cadillacs too.
     
  16. assuming GM makes it to 2020, sure
     
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  17. ^_^
     
  18. ^ true that.
     
  19. I think if that car is available in North America it would sell better than Lucerne. I think it's better for Buick to have a car that can compete with cars like Chrysler 300C and Lexus GS300.
     
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  21. Such cool cars.
     
  22. I love the Holden wagon, but honestly stop reporting on this.
    One week it's "PONTIAC G8 CANCELLED!" and the next week it's "PONTIAC G8 TO CONTINUE UNTIL YEAR 3,000".
     
  23. its just SO exciting! ooooh yea!
     
  24. I agree, that is one sexy Buick. Not to mention they can rebadge it for the name whores and call it a GN and GNX
     
  25. Shutup retard.
     

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