A little bit of Montes History. Today, the MONTES URBAN (1975-present)
Montes, at the end of the 60s, decided to make a succesor for the family sportive Montes 200-S, a rear-engined 2-door car, with a little but powerful 1.35L 88HP rear engine, capable to go with the family to the beach, or go to the race track, because it was becoming obsolete comparing with its rivals.
But we decided to change the car format dramatically to improve the ride quality, as the handling, cargo space, and passenger space, but preserving the Montes DNA: the sportivity, reliability and performance.
In 1975, it was presented officially the Urban MK1 (1975-1982). A RWD hatchback, with a great interior space, ride quality and sport balance, well-equipped, and introduced injection engines, and a excellent fuel economy.
And a very well critizised chassis: double wishbone at front, and semi trailing arm at rear.
Available in 3 trims (GX (1.4 and 1.6 carburetted engines), GXi (1.6 K-Jetronic Bosch injection), and, the second street MRP model (2.0 NA with K-Jetronic injection).
The car soon became a successful model: in 1980, 2,5 million of Urban were produced.
And the charts table:
And, this, is the end of this first episode. Soon, the MK2 & MK3