The “X2” was replaced by the 145 bhp “186S” in June, the new version fitted with a single two barrel carburettor. A three speed manual transmission is standard on the HR with a two speed “Powerglide” automatic gearbox available as an option. An Opel sourced four speed manual transmission is offered from August.
Introduced in May 1967 to replace the HA series Vauxhall Viva in the Australian market, the first Torana model is a facelifted HB series Vauxhall Viva. It feature a two-door body, 12 inch wheels and a 56 bhp 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed gearbox. A Borg-Warner Model 35 three-speed automatic transmission is optional. Drum brakes are fitted front and rear, with power assisted front disc brakes optional.