Humber Hawk Mark VI and VIA
|1954 to 1957|
|Production||1954–1957 production 18,836 (Mk VI) 9614 (MkVIA)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon estate|
|Engine||2267 cc Straight-4 overhead valve|
|Transmission||4-speed manual with optional overdrive|
|Wheelbase||105.5 in (2,680 mm)|
|Length||181 inches (4597 mm) (saloon)|
|Width||72 inches (1829 mm)|
|Height||65 in (1,651 mm)|
The main change with the Mk VI was the fitting of an overhead-valve cylinder head to the engine. The rear of the body was slightly changed, which made the car longer. In 1955 an estate version with fold-down tailgate appeared.
1954 Humber Hawk engine
The April 1956 Mk VIA was a fairly minor upgrade, with changes mainly to the interior. A de-luxe version was added to the range.
A Mk VI estate car with overdrive tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1956 had a top speed of 79.7 mph (128.3 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 25.2 seconds. A fuel consumption of 22.8 miles per imperial gallon (12.4 l/100 km; 19.0 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £1405, including taxes.