Utes in the Outback
Aussie ute owners have taken brand loyalty into the twilight zone. You’re either a Ford man or a Holden man
Posted: 23 Apr 2013
A near-fatal blow landed last year, when the V8 Supercars organisation announced they'd be ending the two-car domination of the competition, and throwing it open to Nissan in 2013, and Mercedes the year after.
The long-term future of the Commodore and the Falcon is dark. The next Commodore will almost certainly be the last one we ever see. Ford receives government handouts to build the Falcon, which stop in 2016. That, along with the company's ‘One Ford' policy - a cost-saving push to focus on universal models for all markets - means an almost-certain end to the Falcon.