Lutz: Pontiac G8 to be revived as Caprice, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in the works

General Motors Company CEO Fritz Henderson has been very vocal about his dislike for rebadging. He has repeatedly denied that the now dead Pontiac G8 would not be rebadged or imported as a Cadillac, Buick or Chevrolet. However, ‘unretired’ Bob Lutz is back and he’s telling the media that the G8 will live on.

In an interview with Automobile Magazine, Bob Lutz said that the G8 would find its way into Chevrolet showrooms under the Caprice name.

“The last time we looked at [the G8], we decided that we would continue to import it as a Chevrolet,” Lutz said. “It is kind of too good to waste.”

Lutz also confirmed that the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is still in the pipeline along with a possibility of a CTS-V Wagon. He said that the government’s auto task force has shown special interest in the CTS-V Coupe.

2009 Chevrolet Caprice:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automobile Magazine

5 thoughts on “Lutz: Pontiac G8 to be revived as Caprice, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in the works

  • July 13, 2009 at 9:34 am
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    It is good to see that rear wheel drive vehicles may not be dead at GM, yet.

    This will be an excellent test to see if the Green Overlords are going to step in or not.

    With regard to the Caprice – I can only hope that it doesn't look as bad as this when it is introduced.The lack of styling would certainly kill sales of the car.

  • July 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm
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    This is a longer wheelbase car based on the Commodore – it is the Statesman/Caprice and is aimed at a different market. The short wheelbase car (Commodore/G8) is sold in the Middle East as Lumina.

  • July 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm
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    Yeah, Fritz doesn't like rebadging, hmm I guess that makes sense because GMC is full of original cars.

  • July 15, 2009 at 8:42 am
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    Fritz…GMC is nothing but rebagged Chevys. We have Chevy trucks and crossovers. We don't need GMC trucks and crossovers They should have kept Pontiac and dumped GMC….

  • July 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm
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    Fritz…GMC is nothing but rebagged Chevys. We have Chevy trucks and crossovers. We don't need GMC trucks and crossovers They should have kept Pontiac and dumped GMC….

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