Austin A70 Hampshire
|1948 to 1950|
|Also called||Austin A70 Countryman Austin A70 Pick-up|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon 2-door estate 2-door pickup|
|Wheelbase||96 in (2,438 mm)|
|Length||163 in (4,140 mm)|
Most first generation A70s were Hampshire 4-door saloons, though some estate and pickup truck versions were also produced as the A70 Countryman and A70 Pick-up respectively. The 2.2 L (2199 cc) straight-4 pushrod engine provided the same power output, at 67 bhp (50 kW), as it had when installed in the earlier Austin 16 hp.
The new car was nevertheless lighter, and probably also benefited from reduced wind resistance: published acceleration and top speed figures were correspondingly brisker. Accelerating from 0 - 80 km/h (50 mph) took 14.5 seconds and the maximum speed was 83.3 mph (134.1 km/h).
Production of the model ended in 1950 with just over 35,000 built. In 1950 the UK price was £648 which included the heater.