SIMCA ARONDE/ARONDE 1300
Saloon, estate car, hardtop coupè.
French-speaking cousin of the Fiat 1100 - looks better, handles less well, and has about the same rust potential; UK-available from late '53. Smaller 14in wheels for '55, 1.3-litre 'Flash' engine for '56, 57bhp big-valve version available '57. US-style 'Grand Large' hardtop from 1952; new half-oval grille for '54, and further front-end restyle (shown) for '56.