Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
TireRack
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Members Area > General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
TT C6
Banned
 
Drives: C6, 96 383ci Z28 hardtop
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Philly
Posts: 126
Attn: Fbodfather- Will GM save the Pontiac G8 for the U.S. market via rebadge?

Scott-
MANY people are hoping GM will save the Pontiac G8 GT/GXP and rebadge it as a Chevrolet for the U.S. market.
Considering the G8 is ALREADY being built as a Lumina SS for other markets,
it would be a senseless tragedy to kill off this GREAT GM sedan for the U.S. market.
MANY people LOVE the G8 and I was under the impression there was a possibility for G8 law enforcement and government fleet sales.

Please post in this thread to keep us updated on this situation and let us know what the community can do to save the Zeta sedan for the U.S. market.

Thank you for your continued support of this community.

UPDATE:
I believe the cosmetic changes to rebadge a currently produced US-spec Pontiac G8 as a Chevrolet using the cosmetics from the currently produced Lumina SS will have ZERO cost to GM.
Here is the Lumina SS.



I have quoted the info from a post below for reference to show the cosmetics are easily transferred and the cost is low for individuals and ZERO for GM.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Monaro@JHP View Post
G8 VE SS-V and HSV GTS front kit special 3 only
Set your G8 apart from the pack by converting your G8 front end into the Holden look.
As you can see it is a fantastic visual upgrade for your G8 .

We will include all the genuine G.M. parts you require for VE SS-V or HSV GTS transformation.

SS-V



The VE front conversion kit includes:
Hood, Hood Latch/Catch, Hood Insulator,
Front bumper fascia extension,
Upper grille radiator, Front bar fascia, Front bar absorber,
Front fog lamp bezel x 2 (Left hand side and right hand side),
Front fog lamps x 2, Lower RAD Grille (black) & badge,
Front fog lamp wiring harness.
$1647 USD + delivery ($350 USD*)


HSV GTS


The HSV GTS front conversion kit includes:
Hood, Hood Latch/Catch, Hood Insulator,
Front bumper fascia extension,
Upper grille radiator, Front bar fascia, Front bar absorber,
Front fog lamp bezel x 2 (Left hand side and right hand side),
Front fog lamps x 2, Lower RAD Grille (black),
Front fog lamp wiring harness,
Hood header panel,
Bumper mesh.
$3537 + delivery ($350*)


If you live in California (Zip Code 92630) you can save a delivery by collecting the kit in person.

Last edited by TT C6; 04-27-2009 at 03:43 PM.
TT C6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
BRMcamaro1LE
 
Drives: 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 81
While I'm not Fbodfather, I can unfortunately report that the future doesn't look bright for the G8. In a broadcast to dealers and automotive analysts, Fritz Henderson stated that ALL pontiac models will be phased out by the end of the 2009 model year, specifically stating that the G8 will not continue being produced under a different make. Articles are already being posted industry-wide on the topic.
http://www.leftlanenews.com/pontiac-...yond-2010.html
BRMcamaro1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
Urthman
Future Camaro Owner
 
Urthman's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4dr
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 544
That just means my '08 White Hot G8 GT will be worth more in the future! I found out earlier that they only made 2,216 of that color.
Urthman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
FenwickHockey65
General Motors Aficionado
 
FenwickHockey65's Avatar
 
Drives: 2003 GMC Envoy/2007 Ford F-150
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 35,730
Send a message via AIM to FenwickHockey65
G8 is done after the '09 model year...EVEN THOUGH IT SHOULD HAVE A TWO-PORT GRILLE/CHEVY BADGE SLAPPED ON AND IMPALA BADGES ON THE TRUNK.

Please GM? PLEASE?
__________________
FenwickHockey65's GM Thread!

2003 GMC Envoy SLE - Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Performance Catback Exhaust
2007 Ford F-150 XL SuperCab (State-issued)
FenwickHockey65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:03 PM   #5
fbodfather


 
fbodfather's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaros................
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI (suburban Detroit)
Posts: 4,511
A couple of things:

>The G8 is an INCREDIBLE car - but my friends, they are not 'flying off the shelf' so to speak - - in fact, there are many of them in PEP vehicle service here in Detroit because of slow sales......

>It isn't quite that easy to take the Middle East Lumina and bring it over here -- that car has hundreds of engineering changes and parts and components changes that would need to be made in order to make it compliant with U.S. Safety/Crashworthiness/Fuel System/Emissions Systems standards -- and I don't see us spending any money right now on something like this -- there is just too many other things that need to be done right now.

Would I like to see a Chevy version of the G8? BOY HOWDY!!!!
fbodfather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
TheCaptain
N7 Spectre
 
TheCaptain's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 ATS Performance 3.6L AWD
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 2,734
Send a message via MSN to TheCaptain
Aww... thats too bad. Really too bad.
__________________
TheCaptain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:06 PM   #7
FenwickHockey65
General Motors Aficionado
 
FenwickHockey65's Avatar
 
Drives: 2003 GMC Envoy/2007 Ford F-150
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 35,730
Send a message via AIM to FenwickHockey65
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
A couple of things:

>The G8 is an INCREDIBLE car - but my friends, they are not 'flying off the shelf' so to speak - - in fact, there are many of them in PEP vehicle service here in Detroit because of slow sales......

>It isn't quite that easy to take the Middle East Lumina and bring it over here -- that car has hundreds of engineering changes and parts and components changes that would need to be made in order to make it compliant with U.S. Safety/Crashworthiness/Fuel System/Emissions Systems standards -- and I don't see us spending any money right now on something like this -- there is just too many other things that need to be done right now.

Would I like to see a Chevy version of the G8? BOY HOWDY!!!!


Everyone get your G8s while you can...
__________________
FenwickHockey65's GM Thread!

2003 GMC Envoy SLE - Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Performance Catback Exhaust
2007 Ford F-150 XL SuperCab (State-issued)
FenwickHockey65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:08 PM   #8
BRMcamaro1LE
 
Drives: 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
G8 is done after the '09 model year...EVEN THOUGH IT SHOULD HAVE A TWO-PORT GRILLE/CHEVY BADGE SLAPPED ON AND IMPALA BADGES ON THE TRUNK.

Please GM? PLEASE?
It already is a Chevrolet in other markets. It's not called an Impala though, it's a Lumina SS. In 2007 it won "sports car of the year" in the middle east.
The below picture is NOT photoshopped, feel free to google Lumina SS and enjoy.

BRMcamaro1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:11 PM   #9
FenwickHockey65
General Motors Aficionado
 
FenwickHockey65's Avatar
 
Drives: 2003 GMC Envoy/2007 Ford F-150
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 35,730
Send a message via AIM to FenwickHockey65
Quote:
Originally Posted by ABMcamaroRS View Post
It already is a Chevrolet in other markets. It's not called an Impala though, it's a Lumina SS. In 2007 it won "sports car of the year" in the middle east.
The below picture is NOT photoshopped, feel free to google Lumina SS and enjoy.

Believe me, buddy, we've discussed this thoroughly over at GMI...even got our own photoshop which IMO is better than the Middle Eastern Lumina...





Photoshops done by camaro_freak on GMI.
__________________
FenwickHockey65's GM Thread!

2003 GMC Envoy SLE - Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Performance Catback Exhaust
2007 Ford F-150 XL SuperCab (State-issued)
FenwickHockey65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:11 PM   #10
BRMcamaro1LE
 
Drives: 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
Would I like to see a Chevy version of the G8? BOY HOWDY!!!!
I couldn't agree more....
BRMcamaro1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:13 PM   #11
Georgie

 
Georgie's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro... soon
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,217
keep everything the same; change badges, done!
__________________
2011 IOM or CGM 1SS
Georgie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:14 PM   #12
TT C6
Banned
 
Drives: C6, 96 383ci Z28 hardtop
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Philly
Posts: 126
Scott-
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INCREDIBLY QUICK RESPONSE!
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
>It isn't quite that easy to take the Middle East Lumina and bring it over here -- that car has hundreds of engineering changes and parts and components changes that would need to be made in order to make it compliant with U.S. Safety/Crashworthiness/Fuel System/Emissions Systems standards -- and I don't see us spending any money right now on something like this -- there is just too many other things that need to be done right now.
Can't GM simply apply the cosmetics of the Lumina SS to the existing Pontiac G8 instead?
I believe the front clip is one of the FEW difference between the 2 cars.
TT C6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:19 PM   #13
Rallysport
Go Cardinals!
 
Rallysport's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS 6-speed #1879
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 855
Quote:
Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
Believe me, buddy, we've discussed this thoroughly over at GMI...even got our own photoshop which IMO is better than the Middle Eastern Lumina...





Photoshops done by camaro_freak on GMI.
THAT IS FREAKIN HAWT!!!! This would be a great Impala SS!
__________________
Rallysport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:20 PM   #14
philthy

 
philthy's Avatar
 
Drives: 1971 Monte Carlo/2010 Camaro 2LT
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Macomb Township, MI
Posts: 814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rallysport View Post
THAT IS FREAKIN HAWT!!!! This would be a great Impala SS!
Where do I buy one????

That is sharp!
philthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pedders Suspension Benchmark Track Testing and New Jersey Track Day Info@PeddersUSA.com USA - NY / NJ / PA 35 10-26-2009 05:20 PM
Zeta (Camaro/Commodore/G8) suspension details Gatecrasher Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 66 04-16-2009 01:11 PM
Not Good, GM wants another 16 or is it 9 Billion to Survive. Scott@Bjorn3D General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 226 02-20-2009 04:13 PM
CONSUMER REPORTS Pontiac G8 GT Test camaro5 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 5 01-10-2009 08:36 AM
Edmunds buys a G8 GT for long term test fleet Scotsman General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 4 04-17-2008 09:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.