Lutz pushes the 'on-again' button
In a complete about face Bob Lutz is now saying that RWD is no longer â€˜on-holdâ€™. In fact GM will continue to develop rear-wheel-drive cars just more fuel efficient ones.
It would seem that the exporting of VE Commodores to US where they would sell as Pontiac G8â€™s is definitely back on. Not that we really thought it wasnâ€™t, itâ€™s just the last few weeks have been rather confusing and the reality is no-one has really known what is or isnâ€™t onâ€¦except Lutz and he wasnâ€™t making it any clearer.
The other GM products that appear to have escaped the executioner include the Camaro which is due in 2008 and the Impala due in 2009.
â€œFrankly, I think weâ€™ll wind up concluding that we should go ahead and do the cars, albeit possibly with some different power-train options and so forth.â€ Said Lutz
Well, that seems sorted out nowâ€¦sort of.