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 they're… » 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

"El Camino" Name Is Still Alive For The Pontiac G8 Sport Truck

Despite a report from KickingTires.com two months ago that "El Camino" was officially out as a name for the new ute from Pontiac, we're now being told by Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson the name is still very much in the mix. What reason there may have been for this change? Unknown. But all we do know is if the chance still … » 7/02/08 5:55pm 7/02/08 5:55pm

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

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

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 Camino". … » 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 our … » 3/19/08 11:45am 3/19/08 11:45am

926 HP Holden Ute: Blueprint For An Epic Pontiac G8 El Camino

Considering everything under the skin of the new Pontiac G8 El Camino sport truck is basically a Holden Ute, it stands to reason all the modifications done to this truck-car could be done to our sport truck. How would you feel about a 926 HP El Camino? We would feel pretty good about it, all seven seconds we drove it… » 3/17/08 1:45pm 3/17/08 1:45pm

Does "El Camino" Work For The New Pontiac G8 Sport Truck?

God only knows what else may be going on in the world because we're busy here bringing you the latest in El Camino goodness for today's Maximum El Camino Day celebrating the new 2010 Pontiac G8 "El Camino" sport truck. However there may be some dissent in the ranks on the name, or at least there's been some comments to… » 3/17/08 11:40am 3/17/08 11:40am

First Driving Video Of The Pontiac G8 El Camino Sport Truck...Sort Of

What's that? You're wondering if the production version of the newly-revealed Pontiac G8 El Camino is functional? Well here's the proof: exclusive, raw, uncut video of the G8 sport truck in action from our exclusive, raw, uncut photo shoot with the new ute. We suggested they do a nice smoky burnout for the photo shoot, … » 3/17/08 11:00am 3/17/08 11:00am

Maximum El Camino Day: We Celebrate The Pontiac G8 Sport Truck, Return …

If you happened to be under a rock all weekend, you may have missed our official unveil of the Pontiac G8 sport truck (soon to be the Pontiac G8 El Camino - remember to get over and Vote El Camino!) for all the world to see. If you're a site regular, you know this is kind of a big deal. Given that, we decided one… » 3/17/08 7:30am 3/17/08 7:30am

2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck: The El Camino Is Back!

A few weeks ago we, along with our friends at PickupTruck.com, were given exclusive access to a vehicle whose return we've been anticipating for what seems like forever. Today our prayers to the General have been answered — the El Camino is back! In January we reported this re-bodied Holden Ute would be called the … » 3/15/08 12:01am 3/15/08 12:01am