For some reason, the modern-day Chevrolet El Camino in the U.S. market seems to be a very popular topic. Unfortunately, the closest thing U.S. drivers got to a Chevrolet El Camino was the stillborn Pontiac G8 ST, a vehicle that was to be based on the Australian-born Holden Commodore Ute. Thankfully, new evidence is pointing towards an eventual comeback of the El Camino.
According to Jalopnik, multiple sources have confirmed that GM’s product planning department is indeed looking to incorporate a ute into the Chevrolet portfolio for the U.S. market and would most likely bring back the El Camino moniker.
The speculation is that if the El Camino arrives, it would be somewhere in the vicinity of the 2014 calender year. By then, The General’s much anticipated Alpha platform will be underpinning the Cadillac ATS and CTS as well as the Chevrolet Camaro. That said, we could see the all-new RWD architecture support the next generation set of vehicles that currently ride on the Zeta platform – including the current generation Holden Commodore Ute – as there have been no announcements to develop a new Zeta platform.