The Last of the Commodore (Utes)

Stocks of the Holden Commodore Ute are so low that they are believed to be completely sold out. I, meanwhile, am believed to be sad.

When GM decided to stop making cars in Australia, it effectively decided to stop making Utes and the last Commodore Ute rolled off the line four months ago.

We’ve known since October that the Falcon Ute was all sold out, but now it looks like the Commodore is gone, too.

Australia’s Wheels Magazine did a little looking around but couldn’t find any new Commodore Utes anywhere. In fact, it could only find 30 new Commodores (sedans and wagons) for sale in the country, and only 6.2-liter V8 models are available.

The situation is so dire that dealers have taken to making pleas on social media asking for Commodore Utes, as customers are still asking for them.

“Have a client after a Holden Ute,” one dealer wrote on LinkedIn, according to Wheels. “Realise [sic] little to no stock available. If you have one you’d like to sell. Let me know.”

Holden, meanwhile, believes that they’re all sold out of Utes and there won’t be any Commodores left at all by the end of the month. And this is one of, if not the, shortest month.

The Commodore isn’t exactly gone, but it will remain in name only. Sold as a rebadged Opel Insignia, the new Commodore will be FWD or AWD and cylinder count will max out at six.

Fortunately, as Walt Whitman demanded, it will not go gentle into that good night.

[source: Wheels Magazine]

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