Monday, February 12, 2007

GM Announces Holden VE Commodore SS's Trip to U.S.

MELBOURNE, Australia — General Motors staged simultaneous two-continent announcements that its Holden VE Commodore SS will be sold in the United States starting in 2008 as the Pontiac G8.

holden ve commodore ssholden-Bob Lutz, GM's chairman for North America and vice-chairman for product development, made the announcement at the Chicago auto show, while the Holden half was held up by chairman and managing director Denny Mooney at Holden's Port Melbourne headquarters.

Mooney emphasized that the decision to send the VE Commodore to the U.S. market as a Pontiac reinforces Holden's position in the GM structure. He added that the export plans confirm that the "VE Commodore is a vehicle designed and engineered to appeal to both local and overseas markets" and "highlights GM Holden's rear-wheel-drive expertise globally."

The new Pontiac will come in G8 and G8 GT models, both with a 362-horsepower 6.0-liter V8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

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