2008 Pontiac

2008 Pontiac G8

2008 Pontiac G8

From Wikipedia:

The Pontiac G8 is a rear-wheel drive sedan that was produced by Holden, the Australian General Motors (GM) subsidiary. The G8 was released in 2008 in the United States, and in 2008 for the 2009 model year in Canada. Production stopped in mid-2009, following the GM decision to suspend the Pontiac brand. While available, the G8 took the place in the Pontiac lineup of both the Pontiac Bonneville, which ceased production after the 2005 model year, and the Pontiac Grand Prix, which ceased production after the 2008 model year. The G8 was Pontiac’s first full-size car since the Bonneville and the GTO coupe last sold in 2006. The G8 was a captive import of the Australian Holden VE Commodore.

By December 2008, the rear-drive G8 had not become the expected sales replacement for the previous front-drive models, with 11,000 unsold G8s in the inventory and just 13,000 sold. With car manufacturers worldwide threatened by the global economic downturn, market prices have dropped by $3000–5000 below GM’s sticker price for the car. By July 2009, there were only 5,000 unsold G8’s in inventory, with almost 30,700 sold.

With the imminent demise of the Pontiac brand, a result of GM’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the 2009 model year marks the end of all Pontiacs, including the G8. However, in July 2009, Bob Lutz made an off-hand comment during a press review that the G8 would be revived as the Chevrolet Caprice. Subsequently, Lutz retracted this statement, citing market conditions


2 Responses to “2008 Pontiac”

  1. Kristopher Gerbracht Says:

    To Whom This May Concern:

    I am a member of the Pontiac Club in the Pacific Northwest where I and a friend went to a Pontiac dealer to look at the G8 GT. What a spacious, comfortable car! When we took it for a test drive, it blew our socks off! Not only did it have room, it had a lot of get-up-and-go! And it handled very well. I sold Pontiacs during 83/84 and was quite taken by the 6000 STE, which I now own two 85’s. That car, was considered the epitome of American sedans, like the G8 was the epitome in its day. In sum:
    It is too bad GM did not decide to keep the G8 and sell it to the police departments.

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