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Utes continue to rise

Last goodbye: The final Falcon Ute rolled off the Broadmeadows production line in late-July this year.

Demise of Aussie utes unlikely to impact rising pick-up sales tally

Market Insight logo24 Oct 2016

By TIM NICHOLSON

- The demise of Australian-built utes is unlikely to have a major impact on sales in the light-commercial vehicle segment as more Aussies opt for dual-cab pick-ups over traditional passenger cars as their primary family transport.

- Ford’s final Australian-made Falcon Ute rolled off the Broadmeadows production line in late-July this year, ahead of the full factory shut-down two weeks ago, while Holden’s Commodore-based Utility is expected to continue until GM closes its manufacturing operations late next year.

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