Cars Behind the Iron Curtain (Apr, 1956)
Cars Behind the Iron Curtain
Here are the new autos Russia and satellites are building—Detroit has no cause for alarm.
ZWICKAU P 70 assembled in the East German Audi plant has 2-cylinder. 2-cycle, 22-hp engine. Claimed top speed is 62 mph. Gas consumption 33 mpg. Car features Duroplast body and pan-carried spare tire which automatically drops when the lock is turned. Trunk is also accessible inside car.
SKODA 440 is the latest auto to be produced in Czechoslovakia. It has a reputed top speed of 71 mph and supposedly runs 39 miles on a gallon of gas. A 4-cylinder engine rated at 40 hp operates the auto.
MOSKVICH is a new all-steel Russian auto which will soon be built in Moscow. It has such nobby innovations as directionals and a radio. Reds claim four-seater goes 45 miles on a gallon of gas, does 65 mph.
MODEL 72, another Russian vehicle, was designed for the most rugged terrain and comes with four-wheel drive, low pressure tires with special grip tread. Shown climbing roadless hill, it is made at Gorky.
POLISH SIREN was put into production this year. It has an air-cooled, 2-cylinder, 27-hp mill. 37-mph speed.