El Camino Rumored to Return as Part of GM's Larger RWD Plan
The death of the Pontiac brand, and subsequently the G8 sports sedan, also marked the end of the rumored Pontiac G8 ST. The ST was said to be a version of the Holden Ute (above), and the spiritual successor to the famed El Camino.
According to several sources familiar with GM's product plans the automaker may still look to introduce the pickup car in the U.S., under the Chevy brand and using the El Camino name. The vehicle's future is, however, conditional and based on a larger RWD plan for GM – with continued rumors indicating a Holden RWD sedan will make it here eventually.
If GM moves ahead with plans to bring the Holden Ute to the U.S., look for it in 2014 as a 2015 model year car, or truck, or… whatever.
Lack of Holden vehicles in USA may have something to do with current exchange rates, USD and AZD being at near parity. Shipping and handling for 10K miles isn't free, and these things go for upwards of 50K in Australia. You willing to pay that for your UTE or Sportswagon?
Ive been waiting on the El Camino for the last 4 years. I would buy one.
I Know what you mean about waiting. Based on the goal I set, I was poised to purchase a 2010 G8. We know the rest of that story Paul Harvey. This could have been a seamless transition to a Chevy to maintain the volume commitment GM had with Holden with allowing this model to continue to build momentum.