1970 HG Holden
The third version of the HK/HT range, it had Trimatic 3-speed automatic transmission, standard on Brougham and Premier models and optional on all others except the Monaro GTS-350, which had 4-speed manual or two-speed Powerglide auto. There were new safety features and trim designs, and all V8 models were fitted with improved disc brakes. It was the last of this series of full-sized Holdens to be built in left- and right-hand-drive versions.
The HG Holden was The final refinement to the HK-HT series, introducing the three speed Tri-Matic automatic transmission to the full size Holden’s. Range included sedans, wagons, Monaro coupes and light commercial models plus the luxury of the Brougham.Tri-Matic transmissions were standard on the Brougham and Premier but optional on other models.The brilliant GTS 350Monaro was offered with either a 4 speed manual or the regular two speed Powerglide automatic.
The grill was a more elaborate plastic grille with cleaner body decorations. The HG had new safety features, colours and trim designs. Greatly improved disc brakes became standard to all V8 models, while greater comfort was built into the suspension system of the Monaro GTS.
The Model range included: Belmont Sedan, Belmont station wagon, Belmont panel van, Belmont utility, Kingswood sedan, Kingswood station wagon, Kingswood utility, Premier sedan, Premier station wagon, Brougham sedan, Monaro coupe, Monaro GTS coupe, Monaro GTS 350 coupe.
1970 – 1971
Engine: 6 & 8 cyl.
Capacity: 161/186 6; 253/308/350 V8’s
Power: 97 kW 186; 225 kW 350
Transmission: 3/4 speed man,
2 spd Powerglide & 3 spd Trimatic
Base price when new: $2394 Total built: 155,787