The Holden EJ is a motor vehicle that was produced by General Motors-Holden's in Australia from 1962 to 1963. Introduced in July 1962, the EJ replaced the Holden EK series.
On introduction, the EJ range consisted of four-door sedans in three trim levels and five-door station wagons in two trim levels. A two-door coupe utility and a two-door panel van were added to the range in January 1963. The seven models were marketed as follows:
- Holden Standard Sedan
- Holden Special Sedan
- Holden Premier Sedan
- Holden Standard Station Sedan
- Holden Special Station Sedan
- Holden Utility
- Holden Panel Van
The styling of the EJ was a radical departure from that of the EK with a lower roofline, a flatter boot and an absence of fins. Improvements were made to the brakes, front suspension and the Hydra-matic automatic transmission.
A new luxury model, the Holden Premier, made its debut in the EJ series and featured leather interior, bucket seats, metallic paint, a push-button AM radio and arm rests on all four doors. It was fitted with Hydra-matic 3-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment, this being optional on other EJ series models.
All EJ models were powered by a 138 cubic inches (2,260 cc) inline six-cylinder engine, producing 75 brake horsepower (56 kW). Commonly known as the grey motor, it had been in service since the introduction of the original Holden 48/215 model in 1948 and the EJ would be the last Holden to be equipped with this engine.
Production and replacement
After a production run of 154,811 vehicles, the EJ was replaced by the Holden EH series in August 1963. The 1,000,000th Holden, an EJ Premier, was produced on 26 October 1962.