We were a bit mystified a while back when GM announced that it was still planning on rolling out the G8 ST (El Camino) next year. It was a sign to us that the General was still committed to performance and its “excitement” brand, Pontiac.
We misread that mother like a telephone psychic. The plan to introduce the trar, which was planned to sell about five thousand units a year, is now being “reconsidered” (read: killed).
Automotive News quoted the VP of Buick-Pontiac-GMC, Susan Docherty as saying, “We are having lots of discussions. We would be foolish if we didn’t take a second look at whether or not that is the right thing to do.”
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to project the final outcome of those discussions. After all, the rumor is that if the Pontiac division lives, it will be as a one-model brand. Supposedly the lineup will start shrinking with the 2010 models.
The good news is that the Pontiac G3 is still set to roll out on time. Oh wait, that thing sucks. There is no good news.