(autoinsidenews) - Bob Lutz, General Motors' product czar, unofficially confirmed that the Holden VE Commodore (shown) would be coming to the States as the Pontiac G8 at the Detroit Auto Show. At the Paris Motor Show back in September, Lutz said that everyone should come to the Chicago Auto Show and all will be revealed. Either Bob couldn't wait any longer or he thought he was in Chicago, reports Trend.
We are seriously planning to import a lot of Commodore SS sedans as Pontiac G8s, he said. He added that Holden could export up to 50,000 Commodores annually if pricing was right. We are yet to officially announce it, said Lutz of the Commodore export deal. But he admitted bringing a V8 Commodore to the U.S. is a logical way to fill a void in Pontiac's line-up.
The Holden Commodore and Pontiac G8 ride on GM's new Zeta rear-wheel drive platform, which will also underpin the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro and the next-generation Chevy Impala.