In 1905 Herbert Austin, design engineer, presented his first project car. And next year already and the car itself under the brand Austin 25/30 HP. This model was equipped with a 4-cylinder engine. They are completely manufactured in separate units, which have side camshafts. This model has gained wide popularity. In 1922 he published a model Austin Seven. This car had a 4-cylinder engine, the maximum speed it reached somewhere in the 65 km / h. A distinctive feature of this model as well was that the wheels located on the spokes.
In 1927 it was created the car has a 6-cylinder engine under the name Austin Twenty, which was a working volume of 3.4 liters.
In 1948, Austin began using an independent front suspension. For example, she was on such models as the Princess and Sheerline.
In 1952 there was a merger of two Austin and Morris car companies. This has created a car with a working volume of 0.8 liter engine. That was found to be very cost-effective and profitable.
In 1959, a design engineer Alex Issigonis developed the model Austin Mini. Its innovation was the fact that the transmission and the engine placed transversely. This allowed to give birth to a fairly compact car. In 1960 Austin Mini won at Monte Carlo Rally, as well as in the British Rally.
Austin - this is a car that in its history very often characterized by the most economical fuel consumption.