• No.013

Austin A40 Somerset Saloon (1953 : B30)

Sedan

Specifications

Overall length
4,050mm
Overall width
1,600mm
Overall height
1,630mm
Wheelbase
2,350mm
Curb weight
1,020kg
Engine
Type 1G (4-cyl. in line, OHV)
Engine Displacement
1,197cc
Engine Max. power
31kW (42PS)/4,500rpm
Top speed
109km/h
Seating capacity
4
  • Note:First model off the production line

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Austin A40 Somerset Saloon(1953: B30)

In 1952, Nissan and Austin, the UK auto manufacturer, agreed on a tie-up and in April of the following year, knockdown production of the A40 Somerset Saloon was started. On April 4, the first vehicle came off the line at the Tsurumi Austin factory and on May 8, a commemorative launch event was held in the city, with guests including the Trade and Industry Minister and the UK Ambassador. From the start of production, domestically produced tires, batteries and flat glass were used..