Pontiac G8 Finally Pushed Off Cliff – Lutz Now Says G8 Will Die with Pontiac
By Brendan Moore
The beginning of the week saw Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of GM, saying that the Pontiac G8 was just too good a car to kill (and we agree) and that GM was thinking about rebadging the car as a Chevrolet Caprice so that GM could keep selling the performance sedan.
The very next day, Fritz Henderson, the CEO of GM, allowed as to how that was not very likely.
Yesterday afternoon, Bob Lutz wrote on GM’s in-house blog, Fast Lane, that “upon further review and careful study, we simply cannot make a business case for such a program. Not in today’s market, in this economy, and with fuel regulations what they are and will be.”
So, never mind.
That’s it – it looks like people in China, Australia, the Middle East and Europe will be able to buy the car next year, but not North Americans.
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