1972 #Holden Premier.
the #HJ series received some major frontal appearance styling changes, taking away some of the "softness" of the HQ cars. HJ saw the #Belmont name disappear off utilities and panel vans to be replaced with an "unbadged" specification. HJ also saw the demise of separate models for #V8 powered variants, for example in HQ a V8 Kingswood sedan had model code 0469 and its six-cylinder version was 0369. In HJ all Kingswoods were a single model—#WN69—regardless of engine. Engine displacement was now expressed in metric terms, and the 3.3-litre (202 cu in) six-cylinder engine became the standard power unit for all #Kingswood variants and higher luxury levels. The 2.84-litre (173 cu in) six remained the standard engine for the entry-level Belmont and "#unbadged " commercials As with the engine, the Belmont also saw the omission of front disc brakes, now a standard fitment on all Kingswood models.
A couple of special-build variants emerged later in production, initially with the Kingswood Deluxe sedan in July 1975 and later the Kingswood Vacationer II sedan and wagon in November #1975. Added features for these cars included automatic transmission, radial tyres, floor carpeting, radio, and a range of two-tone body colours.
Some HJ series Premier based vehicles were assembled by #Mazda in Japan, which fitted with the company's #rotary engine.The car, manufactured between 1975 and 1977 sold as the Mazda #Roadpacer was quite heavy and the rotary engine of the time was severely underpowered.To compensate for the lack of performance, Mazda endowed the car with a myriad of electrical gadgets, thus making the performance even worse.