G.M. Holdens Ltd. - Production of HK / HT / HG
Models of HK / HT / HG Holden: Belmont Sedan / Kingswood Sedan / Premier Sedan / Belmont Wagon / Kingswood Wagon / Premier Wagon / Monaro / Monaro GTS / Monaro 327 GTS (HK) /
Brougham / Utility / Panel Van
The HK Holden was the most influential Holden model to date, bringing a large array of options and mechanical features - most importantly of which was the imported Chev V8 engine. Another important milestone for Holden was the introduction of the now infamous 'Kingswood' name for the volume selling model.
The new HK Holden was bigger, lower and heavier than the previous model, and boasted two major model additions to the range. For the first time there was a Holden luxury vehicle, the 'Brougham', and a sports coupe, the 'Monaro'. Most important for these two new models was the V8 engine, although it could be specified as an option across the entire HK range.
The base model HK sedan was the 'Belmont', while the formally known 'Special' was now to be known as the 'Kingswood'. The up market 'Premier' was retained (and featured a different roofline to the lesser models) and in July 1968, the extended version of the HK sedan, the Brougham, was released.