• Short Summary

    SOME OF THE LATEST OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING CAR MANUFACTURERS ARE TO BE DISPLAYED IN THIS YEAR'S GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, WHICH OPENS TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW (THURSDAY, MARCH 12).

  • Description

    SOME OF THE LATEST OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING CAR MANUFACTURERS ARE TO BE DISPLAYED IN THIS YEAR'S GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, WHICH OPENS TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW (THURSDAY, MARCH 12).

    THE CAR MOST LIKELY TO ATTRACT MOST ATTENTION IS THE NEW V6 MASERATI-ENGINED CITROEN SM, A FOUR-SEATED COUPE WITH ADVANCED DESIGN FEATURES AND A TOP SPEED OF 137 M.P.H. (200 K.P.H.).

    AMERICAN MOTORS IS MAKING THE FIRST PUBLIC SHOWING OF ITS GREMLIN COMPACT, WHICH IS ONLY SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN THE POPULAR GERMAN VOLKSWAGEN FAMILY SALOON. COSTING OVER 15,000 SWISS FRANCES (1,500 POUNDS STERLING), THE GREMLIN CAN'T COMPETE WITH THE VOLKSWAGEN "BEATLE" OR ECONOMY, BUT OFFERS GREATER COMFORT, A 128-HORSEPOWER SIX-CYLINDER MOTOR AND A TOP SPEED OF 100 M.P.H. (160 K.P.H.).

    THE GENEVA THIS YEAR, CHRYSLER IS LAUNCHING THE CONTINENTAL VERSION OF THE BRITISH-BUILT HILLMAN AVENGER, WHICH WILL BE MARKETED ON THE CONTINENT AND IN THE UNITED STATES AS THE SUNBEAM 1250 AND 1500. THIS IS THE FIRST NEW MODEL BUILT THE BRITAIN'S ROOTES MOTOR COMPANY SINCE IT WAS ACQUIRED BY CHRYSLER, THE AMERICAN FIRM.

    IN THE SPORTS CAR FILED, GERMANY'S MERCEDES-BENZ WILL BE ATTRACTING A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM WITH AN IMPROVED VERSION OF THE WANKEL ROTARY ENGINED-POWERED C-III. THE NEW MOTOR FEATURES FOUR ROTORS INSTEAD OF THREE, AND GIVES AN INCREASED MAXIMUM SPEED OF 190 M.P.H. (300 K.P.H.).

    THE NEW MONTEVERDI 450 SS COUPE IS SWITZERLAND'S ANSWER TO THE LAMBORGHINI. IT'S TWO-SEATER BODY IS PROPELLED BY A 7-LITRE CHRYSLER V-8 MOTOR WITH A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 180 M.P.H. (289 K.P.H.).

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    Film ID:
    VLVADP85ZFJ3RXJUJST6CRT63HI7F
    Media URN:
    VLVADP85ZFJ3RXJUJST6CRT63HI7F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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