European division of Chrysler is known as Simca. 1100 is a car that was produced by Simca and was available in the markets from 1967 to 1985. This car is quite significant though many are unaware about the presence of the car. Few people are actually aware about the fact that this car model is the first car that combined front wheel drive facility. It also flaunted a transverse layout of engine.
This car is a compact version that comprises of five doors. If this front wheel feature is the biggest attraction from the mechanical point then inclusion of folding rear seat and opening tailgate are yet another attractions from aesthetic view.
In 1967 it was best revealed in the market as a hatchback type with independent front, rack-and-pinion steering, disc brakes and also with foldable seats in the rear position. The chief power determining source of the car was Simca Type 315 I4 engines. It was also fitted with automatic as well as semi-automatic transmission options. To reduce the stress of the body frame the gearbox, suspension and engine were incorporated within a separate sub frame. These engines were driven by petrol. In the markets of UK this car became popular because of high capability and innovative features.
This car had many useful features incorporated within the body that enhanced the performance rate of the car.