Perhaps it was a mistake that they didn't, but the XG ute did a good job and was very functional. People don't necessarily want "pretty" utes, otherwise the AU wouldn't be outselling the VU Holden.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S