Take This Quiz To See How Well You Know Your Badge Engineering 

Badge engineering — the process by which one carmaker takes another maker’s car, slaps their own badges and name on it and sells it — has always been a little baffling to me. I suppose retail markups are enough that you can make money doing this? I mean, they must, because they do it plenty. And often, weirdly. » 4/24/15 3:16pm 4/24/15 3:16pm

Conversion Kit Turns Pontiac G8 Back Into Holden Commodore

Like the idea of an affordable, rear-wheel-drive, mid-size performance sedan, but concerned the Pontiac G8 » 11/06/08 2:40pm 11/06/08 2:40pm is a little too... for your tastes? JHP Vehicle Enhancements has the solution for you. The company is selling a kit to convert the US-market Pontiac G8 back into the Holden Commodore upon which it's based, thus…

Question of the Day: Is Badge Engineering Ever Good?

In the early 1970s, GM created versions of the Chevrolet Nova for practically all of its brands, spelling out N-O-V-A in the variants' names: Nova, Omega (Oldsmobile), Ventura (Pontiac), Apollo (Buick). It was downhill from there, as that strategy (minus the name scheme) turned each of the brands' lineups into… » 1/16/07 9:38am 1/16/07 9:38am