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Submitted by: thontor
Comments: 37  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 1  (View)
Submitted on: 09-19-2007
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Holden Ute
there's talk of bringing it over to the US but NOT as a Chevrolet..

so either Pontiac or GMC is most likely, here's a couple of chops i've seen:
Pontiac G8 Ute?
GMC Caballero?.. i'd rather they call it Typhoon or Syclone


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9-19-2007 @ 11:04:05 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
GMC for me thanks.

9-19-2007 @ 11:42:24 AM
Posted By : Disrupture Reply | Edit | Del
They all look good.

9-19-2007 @ 12:23:18 PM
Posted By : stang392 Reply | Edit | Del
I'd look for it to be Pontiac if it does come over here since they are trying real hard to make it the "hip" brand

9-19-2007 @ 12:45:12 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
GM is doing what Ford needs to do... get their vehicles that sell well in other parts of the world and bring them to America...

Ford seriously needs to do that too... I've been saying for years, the way to save the Mercury brand and make it worthwhile to keep as a third brand is to bring Australian and European Fords over AS Mercurys... and to avoid the Merkur situation all over again, give us the option of having the tarted up ones as well as the cheap, economical ones...

Imagine a Mercury lineup that has rebadged versions of:
Ford Ka/Streetka
Ford Mondeo
Ford S-Max
Ford Falcon
Ford Fairlane
Ford Territory
2nd gen Ford Focus (not the merely facelifted bullshit they currently sell in America)

That would make for a damn nice division, IMO.

9-19-2007 @ 01:32:06 PM
Posted By : Driven_out Reply | Edit | Del
typhoon or syclone just wouldnt work for a v8 rwd car based truck
If they turbo it and awd it,then it would suffice

9-19-2007 @ 01:42:37 PM
Posted By : Tastycakemix Reply | Edit | Del
What is the market for this? Enthusiasts who liked the el camino and ranchero?
The price better be good or it will end up like the SSR.

9-19-2007 @ 01:51:33 PM
Posted By : Tastycakemix Reply | Edit | Del
#4, There could do that but there are several factors:
1) Overload - Too much choices in lineup could confuse buyers and can compete with one another, producing low sales numbers for each.
2) Cost - Shipping those cars over isn't cheap. Plus those cars follow different safety and miscellaneous standards. Mechanics would have to get used to using their metric wrenches.
3) Us - We would not like knowing American cars were actually cars build elsewhere. It's already done now but having most if not the entire fleet setup like this would really upset the one-dimensional majority.

There are ways around this if thought out but the eh.

9-19-2007 @ 02:07:12 PM
Posted By : thontor Reply | Edit | Del
#6, it's a niche market for sure.. but since they are already shipping cars over as the G8 there shouldnt be much investment needed to bring a few thousand of these over here.. there IS a market, it's just not a very big one, and doesnt need to be.

9-19-2007 @ 03:52:26 PM
Posted By : Driven_out Reply | Edit | Del
if they did bring this over, i'd be in line for this over the mustang

9-19-2007 @ 07:09:22 PM
Posted By : Edaw 0 Reply | Edit | Del
Bringing it over as a Pontiac would make more sense, as it's based on the sedan. Imagine seeing these two next to each other in a showroom; hell that alone would probably get folks to the dealer, even if they didn't buy either one.
As a GMC, I think soon as people found out it was based on the G8 the 're-badge backlash' would flare up. In short it's based on a Pontiac car sell it as a Pontiac, besides the Colorado/Canyon will have a V8 option next year; a new Syclone may not be far behind.

and I'd be all over a G8 Ute like stank on shit.

[Edited by Edaw 0 on 9-19-2007 @ 07:10:22 PM]

9-19-2007 @ 07:14:54 PM
Posted By : Altima35se2003 Reply | Edit | Del
give it a funny australian name like wallupundagundamarga

9-19-2007 @ 10:44:29 PM
Posted By : Muntz05 Reply | Edit | Del
this thing as anything other than a new school el camino wouldn't be right

9-19-2007 @ 10:45:40 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#12, x2. They could call it a GMC Sprint too. :)

9-19-2007 @ 11:01:18 PM
Posted By : Subourbon187 Reply | Edit | Del
I'd buy one, hell I'd probably buy a Ute before I bought any domestic small/mid size domestic truck.

[Edited by Subourbon187 on 9-19-2007 @ 11:02:13 PM]

9-19-2007 @ 11:01:24 PM
Posted By : Subourbon187 Reply | Edit | Del
I pretty much agree with every statement here

9-20-2007 @ 02:57:09 AM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
They spent the time to put a GMC front on it but didn't bother to fix the reversed "SS" when they mirrored the photo to make it LHD? Meh.

Just call it a damn Chevy, GM. That's what it should be.

9-20-2007 @ 03:00:29 AM
Posted By : Altima35se2003 Reply | Edit | Del
#15, GMC wallupundagundamarga SS it is!

9-20-2007 @ 03:20:58 AM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#11, Pontiac Whaanga Poofta'killa

[Edited by Sensekhmet on 9-20-2007 @ 03:23:33 AM]

9-20-2007 @ 05:42:56 AM
Posted By : MxCx Reply | Edit | Del
#12, Except that it wouldnt sell.

9-20-2007 @ 06:24:59 AM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#19, I bet if it was badged as a Toyota it would sell...

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