The Holden Commodore Ute; a vehicle Americans have envied Australia for since the dismissal of the Chevrolet El Camino, is reported to soon be no more by the end of 2016, as the VF Commodore family runs its course. Australia’s Daily Telegraph sums the reason why:
Australian-made cars now account for less than one in 10 of all new vehicle deliveries in Australia; local production is at its lowest level since 1957. Holden Commodore ute sales are down by a staggering 31 per cent year-to-date, the lowest sales of all time. The sedan and wagon are up 15 per cent since the new Commodore arrived.
It seems Australian customers prefer the the more versatile nature of the Thailand-built Holden Colorado pickup, which accounts for 1 in 5 Holden models sold. This could also cement the decision to never bring the Ute stateside, as a new Chevrolet El Camino. Happy Monday, everyone.