VX with the cage in the back and plastic seats was based on the Statesman body with a V6. It was built for the Vics with NSW being offered a trial. Reason being that the Rodeo is very unstable and is prone to tipping over. At this stage, any caged truck such as the Rodeo are downgraded in category and can't engage in pursuit and are not to engage in urgent duty unless it is life threatening.
There is huge uproar and the executive have been ginning around this problem for years. Noone has the balls to make a decision, they spend more time knifing each other in the back and stepping on the drowning bodies to get promoted.
As far as the modified Cross 8, there ahs been talk about it but nothing firm at this stage. If it does happen it will mean another part of the fleet goes to General Motors and Ford Australia will get shafted again......unless they want to do something about it.
The XT Falcon is very popular. It is filtering through the system very slowly but there have been a lot of order changes for one. Supply is the problem. GM can build more cars per day than Ford so I gues that will always be the way.
XR6T is being ordered now but none that I know of have been circulated. Most people are waiting for the Boss! The wait is probably around January, early February.
I can wait, it has to be better than the over rated, underwhelming handling, Magnadore!