There Is A God! Automotive News Reports Pontiac To Get G8 Ute, Wagon

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It would seem that although GM product czar "Maximum" Bob Lutz may be the #2 man at GM and the #1 man in our hearts, it appears he may have lost the battle for making a new GM ute a GMC. While we're disappointed we won't be able to continue hearing his excited desire for a "Caballero," we're excited about news this morning from Automotive News that is quite possibly the most important piece of news we'll see on these pages this year. Here's the scoop — as we've already reportedwe won't be getting a new Chevy El Camino. However, we will be getting a ute stateside based on the Holden and it'll be branded with the badge all about driving excitement. That's right kids, it'll be a Pontiac — but not just any Pontiac. It'll be a Pontiac G8. But wait, there's more.

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We're also told we'll be getting a RWD wagon based on the Commodore — and it'll also be a Pontiac G8. So basically the G8's going to become a mini-RWD lineup under the Pontiac badge with the sedan, ute and wagon all bearing the alpha-numeric name — and all based on the Holden versions. So yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he's Australian. Who knew?

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LandofMinos
LandofMinos: ...sent down to strike the unroadworthy!

@Confusatron: HOW ABOUT WE SEND OVER SOME KANGAROOS, BREED THEM, RELEASE THEM INTO THE WILD AS PESTS. THEN YOU CAN MOUNT A SWIVELLED SPOTLIGHT TO THE ROLL BAR OF YOUR NEW G8 UTE. A SLAB OF PISS (CARTON OF BEER) IN THE BACK SMARTLY MIXED WITH SEMI-AUTOMATIC SMALL ARMS AND VOILA! A NEW AUSSIE EXPERIENCE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY.

JUST DON'T EXPECT A CULTURE SHOCK, CAUSE WE'RE NOT THAT DIFFERENT. BOGANS, REDNECKS: SAME THING.