2010 Pontiac G8 ST Concept Coming To SEMA

We're big fans of the Pontiac G8 ST » 11/03/08 4:40pm 11/03/08 4:40pm so the thought of a radical version from GM had us a bit worried. Thankfully, the adjustments to the G8 ST seem to be generally mild and include the Liquid Hot paint job, a revised ride height (revised down — it's that kind of truck), 20-inch wheels and some interior touches from…

Pontiac Rear-Wheel-Drive Excitement On Hold

There was some speculation floating around which opined the future of Pontiac would be an all rear-wheel-drive one. Exciting as that may be, those rumors have been quashed. Despite the introduction of the RWD Pontiac Solstice » 8/26/08 11:40am 8/26/08 11:40am, and pending , the market shift toward fuel economy is forcing GM to keep wrong-wheel-drive…

Pontiac G8 ST El Camino To Get Direct-Inject V6

Sources at GM are beginning to whisper that the 2010 Pontiac G8 El Camino » 8/20/08 9:40am 8/20/08 9:40am will be getting a version of the direct injection V6 present in the Cadillac CTS. First to tell us a two-engine plan for the new was a real possibility was Pontiac marketing director Craig Bierley, who told us the option was "absolutely on…

NameG8 Continues: Pontiac G8 ST Press Photos Show Photoshop Fun

Along with the press release on the official name » 8/14/08 12:00pm 8/14/08 12:00pm of the , GM's press team released a bevy of photos of the new ute from the brand all about the arrowhead. Pontiac marketing director Craig Bierley told us Pontiac "didn't really have ST as the name when we engaged in the process" but the press photos from last night…

Pontiac G8 ST Officially Named... Pontiac G8 ST, Tens Of Chevy Fans…

It's official — despite Jalopnik and over 80,000 arrowhead fan boys best efforts, Pontiac's decided to officially name the Pontiac G8 Sport Truck the unimaginative name of "Pontiac G8 ST." Frankly, we were as disappointed as you are. So we did what all fan boys of what could have been the new "El Camino" do when… » 8/14/08 12:01am 8/14/08 12:01am

How GM Killed The Crossover: The Brief Life Of The Chevy XT-2 Concept…

In 1989, it was increasingly clear a new revolution was coming to the truck market, but what shape it would take was still a mystery. With the staggering success of large body-on-frame SUVs and light trucks just a gleam in the eyes of automakers, GMs design team continued down the path of car-based pickups with the… » 7/22/08 12:05pm 7/22/08 12:05pm

Wards Ignores Jalopnik At Epicenter Of El Camino Campaign

Seems Wards Auto noticed our little campaign to resurrect the El Camino moniker for the 2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck, even going to far as to quote Bob Lutz's response to our question at the New York Auto Show. But when it came time to assign a location from which the hootin', hollerin' and shoutin' was emanating from,… » 3/25/08 10:45am 3/25/08 10:45am

50 Cent Thinks "El Camino" Isn't Cool, Will Cheat To Elect Pontiac G8…

Continuing our coverage of the Pontiac G8 Sport Truck ballot bowl naming contest, 50 Cent has announced that he is officially endorsing his own name, "Curtis," for the name of the new ute. This comes as no surprise to our best political team on television hack team of — well, hacks — despite Bob Lutz's unofficial… » 3/24/08 6:15pm 3/24/08 6:15pm

Bob Lutz Is On Our Side! Thinks 'Pontiac G8 El Camino' Name Is Great…

As you know we were just present for the live reveal of the 2010 Pontiac G8 El Camino here at the New York Auto Show. After diving into the press scrum that surrounded Bob Lutz after the unveil, we managed to ask him the most important question of the day - What do you think about naming the the car the "El… » 3/19/08 12:21pm 3/19/08 12:21pm

2010 Pontiac G8 El Camino, Revealed Live!

We had a caminogasm over the weekend when we dropped pics and press on the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST — which we're sure you'll vote to call the El Camino — and now we can give you the whole enchilada. The baddest truck-car bound for America just bowed here at the 2008 New York Auto Show and the explosion of flashbulbs has… » 3/19/08 11:45am 3/19/08 11:45am