Three New Lightweight Automobiles for Europeans (Feb, 1949)
Three New Lightweight Automobiles for Europeans
More evidence that Europeans will continue to drive small, economical cars is evidenced by three new models. Czechs in Prague are holding a contest to find an inexpensive car that is cheap to operate. At a recent automobile show in Paris, two new four-passenger French models that attracted attention are the Dynavia, a streamlined sports car affording excellent visibility, and the 1949 Citroen. The two-door Dynavia has three shifts and overdrive, the engine is air-cooled and the car is said to have a top speed of 90 m.p.h. “with some effort.,’ At normal speeds it travels 42 miles on a gallon of gasoline. The four-door Citroen has front-wheel drive. One lightweight Czech car has a two-cylinder engine in the rear and attains a speed of 50 m.p.h. It is said to run 63 miles on one gallon of gasoline.