The Holden ute, a majestic two-door pickup Australians love, and Americans downright desire. The U.S. came oh so close to its own ute with the Pontiac G8 ST almost a decade ago, but we all know how that turned out.
It’s a similar sob story for locals in Australia as Wheels reported on Thursday that dealers are sold out of Commodore VF utes. Dealers have resorted to social media to hunt down any last possible utes for sale.
If the VF ute isn’t sold out, the available stock sits in single-digit territory less than four months after local production wrapped up at the Elizabeth assembly plant. In January, Holden sold just 120 utes.
Holden told the publication that it anticipates the entire stock of Commodore VF Series II vehicles will be gone by the time the 2018 ZB Commodore reaches dealerships. The new car, assembled in Germany by Opel under French ownership, should arrive in just a couple of weeks following its official launch this week.