GM reconsiders 2010 Pontiac G8 ST, subcompact 2010 G3 still on schedule

In an effort to trim nameplates within the next three years, GM is reconsidering plans to launch the 2010 G8 Sport Truck that is set to make its debut late next year. Plans to launch the front-wheel-drive 2010 Pontiac G3 are still on schedule for next spring.

“We are having lots of discussions,” Susan Docherty, vice president of Buick-Pontiac-GMC, told Automotive News. “We would be foolish if we didn’t take a second look at whether or not that is the right thing to do.”

The Pontiac G8 ST was created by GM’s Holden subsidiary in Australia. Developed on the G8 platform, GM projected sales of about 5,000 units annually. The 2010 Pontiac G3 will carry a sticker price of less than $15,000