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    Tear in my beer: GM reportedly kills off 2010 Pontiac G8 ST
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    Hold on to your Budweiser coozies: Details are scarce at the moment, but Pickuptruck.com is reporting that Pontiac has quietly euthanized plans to introduce the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST. The muscular G8-based trucklet was to signal the re-emergence ...

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    VIDEO: Skyline R32-amino, wait... wha?
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    The Nissan Skyline R32 is a legend on the track and in the eyes of tuners around the world. There are legions of fans who have tweaked their R32s to go faster and move with more agility, but we don't think many have turned their precious Skylines into a Ute ...

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    Pics Aplenty: The new FPV range launches Down Under
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the FPV F6, more galleries after the jumpFPV's seemingly endless rollout of its new FG Falcon-based lineup has finally culminated in the actual launch of the cars (how novel), which we've already touched upon. To that end, we'll keep this brief and turn you loose ...

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    New York '08 Preview: 2010 Pontiac sports truck, GM wants you to name it!
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 STAfter more than two decades, the ghost of the El Camino has finally risen from the grave, at least for U.S. drivers. It never actually went away in Australia. Now that the Pontiac G8 has ushered in a new era of affordable rear-wheel-drive ...

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    Report: Pontiac G8 will spawn wagon, sport truck
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    Automotive News is reporting what's been suspected all along: GM will bring a both a wagon and a Ute to the U.S. after the launch of the G8 next year. Citing three sources intimate with the project, the report goes on to say that the two models will be built in Australia and will be similar to the ...

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    LA 2007: Volkswagen Tiguan priced to sell at $22,490
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    Click on the image above to view in high resolutionThe new Tiguan cute-ute factored big into Volkswagen's press conference at this year's LA show. And no wonder, as Vee-Dub is hoping its new small sport-ute sells big, especially in the all-important US market, and especially in California where ...

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    Fiat crossover expected in 2010, Alfa version to follow
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    The Italians are known for making great sports cars, touring cars, supercars, even little itty-bitty cars. Sport-utes, not so much. Lamborghini's monster LM002 notwithstanding, the last time few times Fiat tried its hand at SUVs, it came up with the Sedici (a slightly taller than normal compact ...

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    Sydney 2007: Holden Commodore Sportwagon and HSV Maloo break cover again
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    Automakers go to great lengths preventing images and details of new cars being released prior to their official debut, but sometimes, well... often, they still fail. Holden is the latest automaker to suffer this fate, with images of its new VE Commodore wagon and high-performance HSV Maloo ute ...

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    Bob Lutz on US Ute: "Odds are it will happen."
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    click above image to view more pics of the Holden VE UteA few weeks ago we wrote about an email exchange between "Maximum" Bob Lutz and a GM Inside News forum member by the name of MonaroSS. In the exchange, Lutz claimed he and his colleagues were behind a move to bring the Australian-built Holden ...

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    High Aussie dollar threatens more Holden exports
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    Before you start sweating, rest assured Holden's VE Commodore will be heading Stateside as the Pontiac G8, but as for other models such as the two-door Ute, things are looking in doubt. GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is a key backer of bringing the Ute to the U.S. but revealed at this week's Frankfurt ...

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    Pontiac G8 Ute a distinct possibility
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    Holden is planning on turning out the full capacity of 147,000 Zeta-based vehicles at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia. Part of the production increase can be attributed to the Pontiac G8's impending arrival, but there have been cagey references to importing the VE Ute, which shares the VE ...

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    El Camino may return, but it won't be a Chevy!
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    Holden just released a new version of its Australian Ute, and it's been rumored that the VE Trucklet will be US-bound. There's no doubt that GM is taking a look at the possibility of reintroducing the El Camino's ethos to American consumers, and fans of past El Caminos (and Sprints and Caballeros) ...

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    REPORT: MINI-ute in development
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    With the MINI Clubman rapidly approaching production, and the new cabrio coming along, the BMW-owned automaker is reportedly working on another variation of the theme: the MINI crossover. Although rumors have been bouncing around for a while of a MINI-derived mini-ute, the automotive sleuths over ...

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    Fiat 500: the derivatives are coming, including possible mini-ute
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    Not a moment's rest for the people over at Fiat, who've been pursuing an aggressive rejuvenation program. The ink on the press releases for the new 500 isn't even dry, and already they're working on new versions of the retro super-mini. Launched as a standard three-door hatch, new versions could ...

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    Chevy El Camino could return for 2011
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Chevy_El_Camino_could_return_for_2011_PICS'; Mike Levine at PickupTruck.com is speculating that there's a good chance the El Camino name will be revived in the near future. The prospects just seem too good considering that Holden, GM's Australian division, ...

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    Man up with the Ford Falcon XR8 Ute
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Ford_Falcon_Commercial_Shows_Ultimate_Man_World'; It's very much a man's world in this new TV spot for Ford's Aussie-market Falcon XR8 Ute. It's a land where sandwiches are delivered by the paperboy in the morning, the ice cream man is replaced by the ...

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    Ford Ranger on the ropes
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    We posted some conjecture about the Ranger not too long ago, with some Photochops to illustrate possible ways Ford could keep its smallest pickup alive. Automotive News has looked in to their crystal ball and determined that the future of the Ranger is murky, at best. The first bad sign is that the ...

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    Holden reveals Special Edition Commodore SVZ Ute and Wagon
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    Click image for Ute gallery. Click here for Wagon gallery.GM's Holden subsidiary has pulled the wraps off a pair of new Commodore special editions. The Commodore SVZ Ute has the General's top-notch 3.6L VVT V6 underhood, pumping 255 horses through an optional 5-speed automatic, or slightly less if ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Pre-production Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris SSUV
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    Click on the image above to view 17 high-resolution imagesSpyker was focusing our attention on the C12 Zagato, its new super-exclusive supercar which took center stage. But sitting inconspicuously at the back of the booth was the D12 Peking-to-Paris "Super Sport Utility Vehicle" (SSUV). Most people ...

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    Holden confirms G8 export (duh) and hints at return of El Camino
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    It's official, Holden's Denny Mooney has confirmed that the Commodore is heading to the US to join the Excitement division. To cop a phrase from my mother in law – no kidding, Dick Tracy. Bob Lutz let slip, and then owned up to the fact that the car is coming here as the Pontiac G8 during the ...

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