By the early 1970's the UK had fallen to sixth place in the world for vehicle manufacturing. The 1970's saw the popularity of Front-wheel drive and the Hatchback body style for family cars.
Car models and year released in the 1970's.
1970, Range Rover. Hillman Avenger.
1972, Triumph Dolomite. Renault 5.
1973, Austin Allegro.
1974, Volkswagen Golf.
1975, Talbot Alpine/Solara. Vauxhall Chevette. Volkswagen Polo .
1976, Rover SD1. Ford Fiesta. Lotus Esprit.
1977, Chrysler/Talbot Sunbeam. Aston Martin V8 Vantage.