The HG Holden was the final refinement
of the HK-T series, and introduced the Australian-Built,
three speed Tri-Matic automatic transmission to the
full size Holden's.
The model range was as before,
with sedans, wagons, Monaro coupes and light commercial
models in several levels of specification, plus the
Brougham luxury saloon.
The Tri-Matic transmission was standard on the Brougham
and Premier and available on all other models as an
option, except of course for the Monaro GTS 350, which
was offered with either a 4 speed manual or the regular
two speed Powerglide automatic.
As well as a more elaborate plastic grille and cleaner
body decorations, the HG had new safety features,
colors and trim designs. Improved disc brakes were
now fitted to all V8 models, while the suspension
system of the Monaro GTS was modified for greater comfort.
This was possible because race duties had been taken
over by the smaller Torana, so the Monaro no longer
needed to be sold in 'Bathurst' trim.
All the HG changes, including the optional Tri-Matic
transmission and choice of 5 locally produced engines,
were offered on the big selling range of Holden passenger-car
derived light commercials.
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.