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Thinning out the range

Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by StrayKiwi, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. StrayKiwi

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    I've read articles in the last week in the analogue paper saying that Colorado is the new Commodore than another saying that Holden were happy with their 5 - 600 sales pm.

    We won't ever really know until they disappear from dealers.
     
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    I suspect one day we will see the end of GMH. Not sure who makes the Coll but over in Tas at least, the numbers on the road are few. Probably see 5 - 7 Ranger to every 1 Coll. Mitsubishi would be one of the biggest sellers over here followed by Hyaundai.
     
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    In NZ according to the NZAA the Colorado is the 4th best selling ute after the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi Triton, all four were in the top 10 in terms of new registrations in 2018. I didn't have the exact figure for Colorado's but it has to be between 3695 and 4720 which was the number of CX5's and Triton's registered during the year. But registrations don't necessarily mean actual sales, I saw a lot of registered utes sitting idle on sales yards while I was test driving cars.

    Does Hyundai make a ute?
     
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    Same with zb’s. Sitting regoed and unsold everywhere. The official sales figures are a crock
     
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    No Hyaundai utes AFAIK. What is selling over here are "SUV"s and Rangers. With the Outlander being seen everywhere, same with Ranger. Then Hyaundai in its various forms. Also the cheaper again Chinese utes are really starting to emerge, seeing a fair few of them everyday.
    I'm only guessing but GMH sales are really poor here at the present and I believe it is primarily because of what they are offering, which is Deawoo and other rebadged stuff that just plainly has had a bad name for ever and if the quality improves, it takes Tasmanian's a long time to trust the brand again. Hence why I wonder if GMH will be too little too late. I actually wonder if we will lose GM in Launceston and the dealership will focus on better sellers, that being Jap and Korean imports.
     
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    Hyundai did show off a Santa Cruz ute a couple of years ago and I thought it was due for release in the USA in the next year or so. I am not sure about it coming to Australia though.

    But it is one thing missing from Hyundai's line up at the moment. Watch Hyundai push for number 2 spot if / when they release a ute / dual cab competitor.
     
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    Carsales has 9 pages or 101 VXRs for sale.
    828 all models of ZB for sale. My head hurts.
    That's more than they have sold so far ;) (Includes new ones and demonstrators)
     
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    Why do you say more than they sold so far? they "sell" at least 400 a month, so that about 2 months sales based on registration figures. Yes I know they're not necessarily all actually sold.
     
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    I wondered that too the average is 590 a month. I think he may be just referring to the VXR model.
     
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    Nup was being facetious. But it does indicate they are not being held on to for long for a lot of reasons.
    I know they are "selling" far more than that across the range somehow. Although I haven't seen one on the road in Sydney for some time now.
    As I have said before, they are more visible around NZ, in my experience.
     
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    Obviously a lot of smart Kiwi's then :D
     
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    A friend of mine wholesales cars for a number of clients.

    He says no one will touch ZB's but there is still a strong demand for VFs.
     
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    Per Month ?????........... wow that little !!

    I remember when they made over 700 cars per "DAY"
     
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    Honda and Renault make soft urban utes, but I doubt we will see RHD versions.
     

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