Singer Vogue I/II/III/IV
|Vogue 1961 to 1966|
|Also called||Hilman Super minx|
|Production||1961–66 (saloon) 1962–64 (convertible) 1962–67 (estate)|
|Assembly||United Kingdom Port Melbourne, Australia Petone, New Zealand|
|Related||Humber Vogue (Australia) Humber Sceptre Hillman Minx|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style|| |
4-door saloon 5-door estate 2-doorConvertible
|Engine||1,592 cc I4 (1961–65) 1,725 cc I4 (1965–1967)|
|Wheelbase||101 in (2,565 mm)|
|Length||165 in (4,191 mm))|
|Width||62.8 in (1,595 mm)|
|Height||58 in (1,473 mm)|
|Curb weight||2,239 lb (1,016 kg) (saloon) 2,368 lb (1,074 kg) (estate)|
The first generation Singer Vogue I/II/III/IV models of 1961 to 1966, was a badge engineered version the Hillman Super Minx . Introduced in July 1961, it was positioned above the Super Minx and Singer Gazelle and featured quad headlights as well as a more powerful 66 bhp version of the 1600 Minx engine.
The Mark II version for 1963 had front disc brakes as standard. The Mark III of 1964 gained six light bodywork and an increase in power to 84 bhp. The final version of this generation, the Mk IV was introduce at the 1965 motor show and saw the engine size increased to 1725 although there was no change in power output. The Singer Vogue was also available as an estate car.
Australian production as the Humber Vogue
The Vogue was also produced in Australia, by Rootes Australia, and was marketed as the Humber Vogue. It was introduced in 1963 and was followed by the Vogue Sports which was fitted with a Sunbeam Rapier engine that provided a 35 percent increase in power to 85.5hp. The Vogue Sports also featured improved suspension, brakes and wheels. The Rapier-powered Vogue III was introduced in early 1965 at which time the Vogue Sports was discontinued. Australian production of the Vogue ceased in 1966 following the takeover of Rootes Australia by Chrysler Australia.