Holden revealed today the first Pontiac G8 engineering prototypes. The G8 will be available in Pontiac dealerships in the United States in early 2008. Production for G8 will begin in late 2007, with a capacity of 620 cars per day.
The G8 will be the first performance sedan in North America based on GM’s new global rear wheel drive architecture, developed by the global team based here in Australia.
Holden Executive Director of Manufacturing, Rod Keane said, "The Pontiac G8 highlights GM Holden’s rear-wheel drive expertise. It shows that international borders pose no limits on the creativity and expertise demonstrated by a global team based here in Australia. General Motors is drawing on Holden’s recognised leadership in rear-wheel drive cars to be able to deliver uniquely tailored vehicles for markets in Australia, the United States, the Middle East and South Africa."
"With exports integral to GM Holden’s future business strategy, the flexibility we have here at the Elizabeth plant is central to achieving that. When full production of the Pontiac G8 gets underway we will be building cars here at Elizabeth for every continent except Antarctica."