It comes as little surprise, but Cars.com
has all but confirmed that the "El Camino" moniker has been nixed as a potential name of the new G8
Sport Truck. The site reports from a recent media event that a Pontiac
spokesperson said that there was internal strife regarding use of the Chevy-associated nameplate on a Pontiac vehicle. Frankly, we agree with this decision. If GM
wanted a legit El Camino, it would have simply handed the Ute to the Chevy
division. GM has mismanaged its vehicle naming process enough as is -- one needn't look any further than Pontiac, where it's nuthin' but a "G" thang, baby... unless you're talking Vibe
. Way to be consistent, guys. Like everyone else, we're curious to learn what the badge applied to the G8 truck's tailgate will read, and it sounds like we should hear something fairly soon. Now, can we have another contest to give the G8 sedan a real name, too? Bonneville
sounds nice to us...