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Future Holden Ute and global PSA pick-up rendered


With local production of the Holden Commodore having come to an end on October 20th after 39 years, the still General Motors (GM) affiliated marque will now instead offer a selection of rebadged Opels and GMCs rather than assembling models Down Under.

While the next generation Commodore Sedan and Sportwagon will controversially be fettled Lion badge versions of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport and Sport Tourer, the iconic Ute is not expected to form part of the range anytime soon, with the same applying to the long-wheelbase Caprice V.

Brazilian automotive artist Kleber Silva has however penned a rendering of what a Insignia derived Ute could possibly look like if given the green light by GM.

Appearing suitably production ready to join the new front-or-all-wheel drive ZB Commodore next year, the single image blends the front of the new car with the side profile and indeed rear end of the outgoing VF Ute, while also retaining the clamshell tonneau cover and alloy wheel design.

As mentioned though, don't expect the ZB to spawn a loadbay as pick-up duties will be fulfilled only by the Colorado, a badge engineered version of the Isuzu D-Max (KB) that uses the same engines as the Chevrolet TrailBlazer.

...And the PSA pick-up?

In addition to the proposed Ute, Silva has released a further rendering of what PSA's recently announced global pick-up could look like. 

While reports have suggested that PSA could use the same platform as the Toyota Hilux for its yet as unnamed model due to arrive in 2020, the suggestive image uses the King Cab version of the previous generation Nissan Navara, but with headlights seemingly inspired by those of the Peugeot 208.

Although PSA is yet to decide under which if its brands the newcomer will be marketed, the render sees the company's flagship DS brand being used, though the honeycomb grille does appear similar to that of the Peugeot 3008.

Production of the pick-up will commence in China following the signing of an agreement with Changan Automotive.  

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