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The Holden HG is an automobile which was produced by General Motors Holden’s in Australia between 1970 and 1971. It was marketed under Belmont, Kingswood, Premier, Brougham and Monaro model names.

Introduction

The Holden HG range was introduced on 26 July 1970, replacing the Holden HT series which had been in production since May 1969. Changes from the previous model included new grilles and body decorations as well as new safety features, colours and trim designs. All V8-engined models were now fitted with improved disc brakes and the suspension system of the Monaro GTS was modified for greater comfort.

Model range

The mainstream HG series was offered in four-door sedan and five-door station wagon body styles in three trim levels.

  • Belmont Sedan
  • Belmont Station Wagon
  • Kingswood Sedan
  • Kingswood Station Wagon
  • Premier Sedan
  • Premier Station Wagon

The Brougham, which used a body with an extended boot, was available in one model only.

  • Brougham Sedan

The Monaro was offered in three two-door coupe models

  • Monaro Coupe
  • Monaro GTS Coupe
  • Monaro GTS 350 Coupe

Commercial vehicle derivatives were available in two-door coupe utility and two-door panel van body styles.

  • Belmont Utility
  • Belmont Panel Van
  • Kingswood Utility

Engines and transmissions

161 cu in (2.6 L) and 186 cu in (3.0 L) inline six-cylinder engines were carried over from the HT range, as were 253 cu in (4.1 L), 308 cu in (5.0 L) and 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8 engines. A new 3-speed “Tri-Matic” automatic transmission was offered for the first time on the full-size Holden range. The “Tri-Matic” was standard on Premier and Brougham, and offered as an option on all other models excepting the Monaro GTS 350.

Production

The HG range was replaced by the Holden HQ series in July 1971, production having totaled 155,787 units. 6,147 Monaros were produced.