I guess ford doesn't listen to what it's north american customers want either.
Troutman, it looks like things are moving along much faster than "end of this year"......I wouldn't be surprised if there was an FPV Extinction announcement at the end of the current Aus financial year ie June 30th 2012.The latest rumour is that FPV's model line-up will be merged with that of Ford at the end of this year, making the Falcon GT an 'XR8' and the high performance turbo six cylinder models discontinued.
Now is the time for GM to get their collective heads out of their posterior orifices and bring back the Commodore rebadged as something Chevy or here's an idea.....
BRING BACK PONTIAC!!! They could create a Pontiac Performance Vehicle (PPV) platform and use the Pontiacs as their top end muscle cars and sports sedans. Start off with the return of the Firebird and G8 as their launch vehicles.