10 of the most successful front wheel drive cars that are perfect for our roads
Front-wheel drive cars have always had a very mixed reputation. Meanwhile, vehicles with this configuration actively developed from the middle of the last century and enjoyed the same demand in European countries. Here are the best and, as a result, the most successful front wheel drive cars in history. Each of them is so good that it could cope even with our “recalcitrant” roads.
1. Mk1 GTIVW
Today, the Volkswagen Golf I is one of the most successful front-wheel drive hatchbacks in history. For Volkswagen, the Mk1 GTI marked a new era of production that began in 1974. The car turned out to be so successful that at first the company did not have time to produce the volume of production necessary for 100% satisfaction of demand.
Mini subcompacts were created by the British company British Motor Corporation. The first car of the series appeared in 1958. This car with front-wheel drive layout was so successful that he could gain fame not only in civilian life, but also in sports, taking part in numerous races.
3. 4WS Honda Prelude
The story line Honda Prelude began in the distant 1978. The car was produced and sold until 2001, when it was taken off the assembly line due to low demand. For all the time, five generations of Honda Prelude have changed, and, despite the inglorious end, at the dawn of its formation, the car was incredibly popular. I remember the line first of all with its four-cylinder engines and front-wheel drive.
4. Lancia Fulvia
This Italian darling, today is of course very slow and to put it mildly “not modern”. However, at the time of its release, Lancia Fulvia could “punish” the best anal cars, including from manufacturers such as BMW and Alfa Romeo. Moreover, Lancia Fulvia was able to contend with any anal sports car-contemporary.
5. Citroën Traction Avant
It’s just impossible not to mention a car like Citroën Traction Avant. The car was produced in France from 1934 to 1957. For all the time on the market was released more than 760 thousand of these machines. Citroën Traction Avant can be called one of the first front wheel drive production cars in history.
6. Renaultsport Megane R26.R
Sports Renaultsport Megane R26.R one of the best modern front wheel drive cars. What else can you say about him? What is better to try once than hear a hundred times.
7. Lotus Elan
The Lotus Elan car model was created by Lotus Cars and enjoyed unchanged popularity in the 90s of the XXth century. It was the most “self-confident” model of its time, which brought a lot of innovation to the industry, thanks to which it gained hatred and non-recognition from more “conservative” drivers. By itself, the Lotus Elan was a front wheel drive car.
8. Alfa Romeo Alfasud
Car Alfa Romeo Alfasud was the first significant confirmation that the Italian manufacturer seriously intends to develop a front-wheel drive cars. This compact car became a hit of the 70s of the last century. Due to its characteristics, it has found application in racing sports. The car changed three series and was made until 1989.
9. Peugeot 205 GTi
Another front-wheel “kid”, this time from the French automaker. For all the time it was released more than five million units of the Peugeot 205 GTi. The car was produced from 1983 to 1998 and can rightfully be considered one of the most commercially successful among the front-wheel drive.
10. Integra Type R
This very “modern” Type R was actually released by the Japanese company Honda back in 1985. The second generation of the car was released in 1989 and was produced until 1993. The main feature of the Honda Type R however, was an unusual combination of a very simple engine filling and a very high-tech interior stuffing.