By the end of this year or in early 2008, Pontiac will add a rear-wheel-drive sport sedan to its lineup. The new model will be called G8 and will be based on the Holden Commodore VE SS and will come to replae the Pontiac Grand Prix. It will debut in February at the Chicago Auto Show.
The G8 comes from the same global Zeta development program as the Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe and convertible, which Oshawa will begin building in late 2008 or early 2009.
The top Commodore model features a 362-horsepower 6.0-liter V8 engine and a choice of six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The five-passenger sedan is about 5 inches shorter than a Pontiac Grand Prix.