February was not kind to Holden in the sales race. The brand posted a new record for its lowest sales month in history with just 4,689 vehicles sold in February, down 18.1 percent. Market share slipped to just 4.9 percent, down tremendously from its height of 21.6 percent in 2002.
The worse news is the fact auto sales actually surged ahead in Australia. New cars sales rose 9.8 percent last month while Holden posted the massive losses. News.au reported last Wednesday that Holden prepared for a slower start to the year and said inventory of the 2018 Equinox and ZB Commodore is just now starting to reach dealerships.
And as inventory seriously dwindles for the final locally-made VF Commodores, the imported ZB Commodore isn’t fully stocked to fill the void. Commodore sales dropped 53 percent last month, but the 2018 Commodore is just now reaching dealerships after a late February launch.