Holdens Over Time


The Holden 50-2106 utility launched in 1951, three years after the 48-215 sedan.
Holden's FC series was the first to be tested at the Lang Lang proving ground.
The EK of 1961 was Holden's response to the Ford Falcon, with the availability of automatic transmission.
The iconic Holden Monaro coupé, introduced in 1968 and based on the mainstream Kingswood, has since gained a cult following.
Holden's HX (pictured), was an evolution of the record-selling HQ, with more than 480,000 units shifted throughout the car's lifetime.
The UC, Holden's final iteration of the Torana was replaced by an interim four-cylinder version of the Commodore until Camira launched in 1982.
The Commodore premiering in 1978 followed the success of its Kingswood forebear, becoming Holden's bestselling vehicle to date.
After a good start, sales of the Camira, Holden's version of the global "J-car" platform slumped significantly.
The second generation Commodore (VN Calais pictured) overcame the previous generation's width problems.
The VS Statesman/Caprice of 1995, represented a mild facelift of the VR, which was in turn an update of the 1990 VQ—Holden's long-wheelbase version of the VN Commodore series.
Commodore VT, introduced in 1997, marked the Commodore's global expansion.
The 1998 Holden Astra continued Holden's trend of sourcing its mid-size and smaller model lines from Opel in Europe.
The Monaro coupé was resurrected in 2001 as a low-volume niche model. Unanticipated overseas demand proved otherwise, with the Monaro selling in the UK as a Vauxhall Monaro and throughout the United States as the Pontiac GTO.
Holden updated the Commodore with the VE series in 2006, Holden's first "clean-sheet" design since 1971.