Lutz: Pontiac G8 May Live as Chevrolet
When asked by Automobile Magazine about the future, if any, of the scrapped Pontiac G8, Lutz let slip that the car may live on, even if under a different badge.
"The last time we looked at [the G8], we decided that we would continue to import it as a Chevrolet," Lutz was quoted as saying by the source "It is kind of too good to waste." Lutz thus places himself in opposition of his company's CEO, Fritz Henderson, who time and again assured the G8 will not survive under a different name, as he is no fan of rebadging.
Lutz on the other hand bases his statements on the fact that Holden Commodore, produced in Australia, is already sold in under countries as a Chevrolet.
Also taking about the future of some GM vehicles, Lutz said that the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is still in the works, also because the government task force took much personal interest in the super coupe.
"When we went through design and looked at the future product, the procession stopped at the model of the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. "I think that some of these guys are personally going to buy CTS-V Coupes," Lutz told Automobile Magazine.
The revival of the G8 comes only one day after competitor Chrysler changed its mind about the future of the Viper and said it will continue production of the "iconic image leader for the Dodge brand,"