When the two door Monaro GTS was released to the Australia motoring public in July 1971 it proved incredibly popular, being an all new design, the fourth all new Holden body produced in ten years.
With the confidence of almost a quarter of a million of the HQ range already on the road, Holden released the four door GTS version in April 1973. The monocoque construction and all new four-wheel coil spring suspension provided superior ride and handling and delivered a smoother, safer, more elegant car than any previous Holden. Praised for its advanced features and individual styling, the HQ range represented a more sophisticated design direction for Australian made cars, while delivering the rugged durability and family-size roominess expected by Holden buyers.
The HQ was the largest selling model range to date for Holden and would ensure Holden’s title of Australia’s No. 1 car manufacturer.