The Pontiac revolution may be dying. A few years ago, everything looked promising with rear-wheel drive coupes and sedans on the horizon. But when times get tough, the lower volume and speciality cars are the first to go.
First on the chopping block was the Solstice . It’s a flagship car that draws attention to the brand but doesn’t directly make much money. Goodnight.
But now it seems the that even the more everyday cars are getting the ax. General Motors latest report has the rear-wheel-drive G8 sedan dying off in five years. Pontiac will not get the version of the next rear-drive platform that underpins the Australian Holden Commodore. This move is likely partially due to the current expense it takes to import the G8s from Australia.
So in five years, the current plans show Pontiac with no rear-wheel drive cars. In their place will be re-badged Chevy Aveos (which are just re-badged Daewoos.) Times are tough indeed.