May 21 Weekly Open Thread:
Pontiac Holden Is Coming BACK!
OK, I was kidding on April 1st when I said that Pontiac was coming back. But by a sheer coincidence I'm sure ( ;) ), GM is bringing the next generation Holden VF Commodore to America, just as was joked about in that article.
"Chevrolet SS" will replace the Commodore's badges, rather than using the "Pontiac G8" of yore. They're also calling it Chevy’s new NASCAR Sprint Cup car, and it will appear in the Daytona 500 next February.
Holden just announced their new export program, saying that the Commodore will return to North America in late 2013. And the best part of this news? This will be the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet has offered a rear wheel drive sedan in the US.
I suppose it could be said that Holden never really left us, witnessed by today's Camaro. But the Chevrolet SS seems more "Aussie" that the Camaro, at least to me.
So how do you feel about the upcoming return of Holden's Commodore? Do you think there are or should be more Holdens to come?
And of course, this is the place to yack about anything else that even remotely concerns the cars. The whole cars. And nothing but the cars.
--That Car Guy (Chuck)
Image Credits: The cleverly covered, camouflaged Chevrolet SS image is from Edmunds-Media.com.