Holden HG

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Holden HG
Holden HG Kingswood Sedan.JPG
Holden HG Kingswood Sedan
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors-Holden's
Also called Holden Belmont
Holden Kingswood
Holden Premier
Holden Brougham
Holden Monaro
Production July 1970 to July 1971
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
2-door coupé
2-door coupé utility
2-door panel van
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 130 cu in (2.1 L) I6 (export only)
161 cu in (2.6 L) I6
186 cu in (3.0 L) I6
253 cu in (4.1 L) V8
308 cu in (5.0 L) V8
350 cu in (5.7 L) V8
Transmission 3spd manual
4spd manual
2spd "Powerglide" automatic
3spd "Tri-Matic" automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 111.0 inches (2819 mm)
Length 184.8 inches (4694 mm) (sedans)
Width 71.8 inches (1824 mm) (Belmont)
Height 55.6 inches (1412 mm) (sedans)
Curb weight 2814 lb (1276 kg) (Belmont)
Chronology
Predecessor Holden HT
Successor Holden HQ

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[edit]

The Holden HG range was introduced on 26 July 1970,[1] replacing the Holden HT series which had been in production since May 1969.[2] Changes from the previous model included new grilles and body decorations as well as new safety features, colours and trim designs.[3] All V8-engined models were now fitted with improved disc brakes and the suspension system of the Monaro GTS was modified for greater comfort.[3]

Model range[edit]

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

  • Belmont Sedan [1]
  • Belmont Station Wagon [1]
  • Kingswood Sedan [1]
  • Kingswood Station Wagon [1]
  • Premier Sedan [1]
  • Premier Station Wagon [1]

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

  • Brougham Sedan [1]

The Monaro was offered in three two-door coupe models

  • Monaro Coupe [1]
  • Monaro GTS Coupe [1]
  • Monaro GTS 350 Coupe [1]

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

  • Belmont Utility [1]
  • Belmont Panel Van [1]
  • Kingswood Utility [1]

Engines and transmissions[edit]

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.[3] The "Tri-Matic" was standard on Premier and Brougham, and offered as an option on all other models excepting the Monaro GTS 350.[3]

Production[edit]

The HG range was replaced by the Holden HQ series in July 1971,[4] production having totaled 155,787 units.[1] 6,147 Monaros were produced.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Holden HG Technical Specification Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au 18 January 2011
  2. ^ Holden HT Technical Specifications Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 18 January 2011
  3. ^ a b c d Holden HG Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 18 January 2011
  4. ^ Holden HQ Technical Specification Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au 18 January 2011
  5. ^ Holden HG Monaro Retrieved from www.monarotraders.com on 18 January 2011