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GM planned VE Commodore-based fifth-gen Pontiac GTO: report
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6th Aug 2013
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GM planned VE Commodore-based fifth-gen Pontiac GTO: report

Pontiac, the now-deceased subsidiary of General Motors, was working on a fifth-generation GTO before the car maker was killed off in 2009, it has been revealed. In a Road and Track magazine report, former GM vice-president Bob Lutz revealed Pontiac was working on a new four-seat GTO coupe based on the Pontiac G8, confirming development had progressed to the point of Pontiac building a full-scale clay model.
Alex Gibson
Holden reports $210.6 million loss for 2009
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1st Apr 2010
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Holden reports $210.6 million loss for 2009

Holden has revealed it suffered a $210.6 million net loss for 2009, a result which it blames on the loss of Pontiac exports to the North American market. Its investment in the Pontiac program accounted for the majority of one-off charges in 2009 totalling $223.4 million - without which Holden would have boasted a $12.8 million after-tax profit.
George Skentzos
Bob Lutz: Pontiac G8 "too good to waste"
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12th Jul 2009
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Bob Lutz: Pontiac G8 "too good to waste"

The tug of war ensuing over the fate of the Australian-developed Pontiac G8 sedan following the demise of the Pontiac brand continues with a new report suggesting it will live on under the Chevrolet brand. Having postponed his retirement to oversee the new GM’s brands, marketing, advertising and communications, Bob Lutz has supported the idea of a brand swap during an interview with Automobile Magazine.
George Skentzos
GM cancels Holden global RWD platform
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16th Jan 2009
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GM cancels Holden global RWD platform

Overseas interest in GM Holden's billion dollar baby is no more, with General Motors global product development vice-chairman Bob Lutz announcing a halt to all future rear-wheel-drive large-car development for North America. The current Pontiac G8 sedan and Chevrolet Camaro were to be just the first of many Australian exports destined for the US market as part of a global portfolio based on the Holden-developed Zeta architecture.
George Skentzos