It's Official - New Holden Commodore SS Will Be Sold as a Pontiac in North America

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  1. TriShield

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    Commodore begins global tour

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    September 29, 2006

    It's official: Holden’s Commodore is heading to America as General Motors forges ahead on a BMW-rivalling compact sedan. TOBY HAGON reports.

    A Pontiac-badged Commodore will be unveiled at the Chicago motor show in 2007, signalling the start of the Commodore’s global tour.

    Speaking at this week's Paris motor show, General Motors product guru Bob Lutz did more than hint that the Commodore would wear a Pontiac nose and badges before long.

    “Come to the Chicago auto show and all we be revealed,” said a smiling Lutz, who earlier praised Holden and the new Commodore for being one of “the best vehicles GM has produced”.

    Speculation has been rife about Commodores being built in other markets, but nothing has been confirmed to date.

    However Lutz’s admission to drive.com.au confirms the rumours that the Commodore could be built in markets such as the United States to provide a large, rear-drive car to help revive General Motors’ ageing vehicles.

    The Commodore’s architecture is also expected to spawn many more rear-drive cars within the General Motors world, starting with the born-again Chevrolet Camaro that was unveiled at the 2006 Detroit motor show in concept form.

    The Pontiac “Commodore”, which is expected to wear a different name when it goes on sale in the States in 2007, is not the first time a Pontiac has been spawned from a Holden.

    Three years ago Holden sent Monaros to the 'States with fresh noses and Pontiac GTO badges to revive one of the most famous nameplates in Pontiac’s history.

    Like that car, the rebadged Commodore is expected to get some minor changes, including the classic Pontiac twin-nostril grille.

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  4. Evidence.

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    id hit it
     
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    I like that actually
    msrp?
     
  6. havox

    havox in southeast asia we'd call this kind of thing.. b

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    i dont know shit about AUS cars...but its pretty damned nice :eek4:
    what will that cost?
     
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    that is fucking hot. Are they going to call it the Commodore or are they going to pull some other name out of their ass for it?

    edit...nevermind, I suck at reading non bolded shit :o
     
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    Price?
     
  10. t1h

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    pontiac twin-nostril grilles FTL
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Read the article.
     
  12. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Just wait till pontiac gets a hold of it and totally fucks the image up.
     
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    Audi S4 or this...hmm
     
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    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    fucking :werd:^:werd:
     
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    i wish they'd do something different with that ricer wing :hs:
     
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    Looks great, cant wait to see it after the general badge-engineers the shit out of it :(
     
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    I hear it's most likely just going to get different badging and over 400hp for the US. We'll know for sure when GM shows it in Chicago.
     
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    I'd wish they'd get rid of Pontiac all together and send it to Chevy or Cadillac. Pontiac dealers FTL!
     
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    And Holden already built it with red interior lighting and other details for Pontiac from the get-go. They really want (and need) to export this car to North America in a bad way.
     
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    :eek3: and fuck GM for changing the damn car. i'd just order up an aussie front end (even tho i doubt i'll be able to afford the car since they'll probably rape consumers on price like they did when the gto launched)
     
  22. Josepi

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    They just need to leave the exterior fucking alone. :o
     
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    Yeah, a brand of four RWD performance cars is just going to suck ass.

    And all the Pontiac dealers here have treated me quite well. Especially the one where I get my Holden Monaro in Pontiac guise serviced.
     
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    we can thank bob lutz for that
     
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    wasnt GM rumored to actually be badging the commodore as a "reborn" grand prix, or was that yet another holden
     

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