1973 IP SEDAN RANGE OVERVIEW BROCHURE
First, we want to thank you for showing interest in the 1973 range of our sedan models. At the time of print, the information is this brochure is as accurate as possible. However, at IP we always strive to improve our products, and may at any time introduce changes that makes information in this brochure obsolete. To be sure to always get the latest and most accurate information, contact your local IP dealer for questions.
Page 4-5: Colibri
Page 6-7: Commuter
Page 8-9: Warbler
Page 10-11: Lily
Page 12-13: Lily Six America
Page 14-15: Celestia
Page 16-17: Vagant
Page 18-19: Icarus
The IP Colibri is small on the outside, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover. As our first model ever, it features a transversely mounted engine, driving the front wheels. A layout that not only does save space and makes it surprisingly roomy on the inside, it also gives superb traction and secure handling in even extreme weather conditions.
The low weight and nimble size makes it easy to drive even in the most crowded city traffic. The 1.1 litre 4-cylinder OHV engine is sparse on fuel, yet feels frisky and quick. A 4 speed manual transmission ensures that you can always keep it in an optimal rev range. Coil springs all around gives greater comfort - better handling. This 2 door fastback sedan is available in multiple choices, as economical S model, comfortable SX or sporty GT model.
If you haven’t driven a small car in a while we recommend you to test drive the IP Colibri. Chances are that you will get a surprise by the fact that some small cars are actually more than only small!
We understand why many people are impressed that you can get a brand new car for a price this low. But at IP we think that economy is so much more than just a low purchase price. A car should hold up well - the cheapest repair is the one that never has to be done. It should of course be sparse on fuel, be cheap to service, and should the worst happen, parts should be priced at a sane level and easy to replace. All of that is true when it comes to the IP Commuter.
But don’t think for a moment that we have cheapened out when it came to design and engineering. The Commuter has everything that you can expect from a modern car, and is able to carry four people both safe and comfortable. The 1.2 litre inline four is not only economical but also offers decent performance and high levels of build quality and reliability. The Commuter is available as 2- or 4 door notchback sedan, as an economical S, comfortable DX or sporty GT model. With a 4 speed manual or 3 speed automatic transmission.
If you are looking for the concept of total economy, look no further than the IP Commuter series!
The IP Warbler is an all new model for 1973. It slots in between the Commuter and the Lily, which also means that it is the perfect amount of car for many people. It also features high levels of engineering that you rarely find in this price class. Coil springs both front and rear, front disc brakes and radial tyres are standard equipment, as an example. The range of 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8 litre 4-cylinder engines all features both overhead camshaft technology and an aluminium cylinder head.
The Warbler is simply a new definition of the term “to get a lot of car for your money”, and that is meant in a good way. “A lot of car” is so much more than just a lot of metal. This four door sedan is sized small enough to be nimble in everyday traffic, yet large enough to suit all of your and your family’s needs. Available as economical S model, comfortable DX or sporty GTX model. With a 4 speed manual, 3 speed automatic or (GTX only) even a 5 speed manual for sporty driving and better fuel economy. And if what you get isn’t enough there is a decent list of options to choose from.
If you need a lot of car, but not a lot of metal, we think that the Warbler is just right for you!
When we started passenger car production in 1948, the Lily was the pioneer. That of course means that the Lily is the model that always will have the special place in our heart, and it also means that now when we present a new Lily for the fifth time in history, it is not a light hearted attempt. We have put lots of effort into ensuring you that this is the best Lily we have ever made. It is larger, roomier, more comfortable, more powerful and safer than ever before - exactly what you could expect and need the most from a family sedan. Of course, the high level of technology that was present already before is nothing that we have left out. Very few cars in this class does offer things like 4 wheel independent suspension, overhead camshaft, aluminium cylinder head, front (and optional rear) disc brakes, radial tyres and much more, especially not at the same time. This 4 door sedan is available as an economical S, comfortable DX, sporty GTX or luxurious GLX model. With a 4 speed manual, (GTX and GLX only) 5 speed manual or 3 speed automatic transmission. With an 1.6, 1.8 or 2.0 litre inline 4 cylinder engine.
But we will never forget our roots - the will to make an economical, reliable mode of transportation that will be loved by families all over the world. And we are pretty sure that we have succeeded this time. After all, we have done it four times before.
The IP Lily has been a sales success in USA and Canada, as well as in many other parts of the world. But many people there wanted a little bit more. A Lily that was a little bit larger. A Lily with a smooth 6 cylinder engine. With power steering, automatic transmission and all the luxuries you only would find in larger and more expensive cars. So we did exactly that, and introduced the Lily 6 America.
And fact is, that we were so satisfied with the results, so we decided to give the rest of the world the chance to buy one too. Because why should the north American market keep a concept this good only for themselves?
The IP Lily 6 America is a 4 door sedan with 4 wheel disc brakes, a smooth 2.2 litre inline 6, 3-speed automatic transmission and all the luxuries you could expect in an upmarket car today. Of course, it still features everything that have made the IP Lily series such a great and popular line of cars, like 4 wheel independent suspension and overhead camshaft.
The Lily 6 America. A little bit more, a little bit better.
The Celestia has proven successful on the racetrack since its introduction 10 years ago. With powerful engines and superb handling, that’s nothing that surprises us. What might surprise you is how much of the racing pedigree that is present in the 4 door Celestia sedan. The 1.8 or 2.0 4 cylinder engines, as well as the 2.2 or 2.4 litre 6 cylinder engines are all peppy, frisky units thanks to overhead camshaft technology. The 4 wheel independent suspension and grippy radials keeps the car planted to the road. The 4 wheel disc brakes will make sure you stop in time. The sporty interior aren’t shy to tell you that this is the car that is developed on the racetrack as much as by our engineers.
But performance and handling isn’t everything. A family sedan should still be sensible, safe, reliable, economical, practical. And you don’t have to sacrifice any of that when opting for a Celestia, wheter you choose a 4 or 6 cylinder model, manual or automatic, in DX, GLX or GTX trim.
Many other family sedans, though, makes you sacrifice sportiness for those things. When you take a look at an IP Celestia, you will immediately start to wonder why.
Take a look at the IP Vagant, and you will easily be fooled into thinking that the car is much more expensive than it is. The elegant shape, the classy ornamentation, everything is something you could only expect from cars in a higher price class.
Then take a look at the engineering. Four wheel power disc brakes, four wheel independent suspension, power rack and pinion steering, smooth 4- or 6-cylinder engines with overhead camshaft alloy heads. This is clearly an upmarket car, right?
Close the door, and hear the absolutely rattle free sound of solid build quality. Look at the velour button tucked upholstery, the woodgrain inserts on the dashboard, the thick carpeting, the leather wrapped steering wheel. No doubt that this is an expensive car.
Take a ride and the comfort and smoothness will really convince you. Yet, this is a sanely priced family sedan, that will take the experience of a luxury car down to earth, wheter you choose the entry level DX model or the more luxurious GLX.
We bet that this is an offer that is hard to resist, right?
The very finest sedan we offer for 1973 is the IP Icarus. Of course, it features all the technology you could expect, like our famous 4 wheel independent suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, overhead camshaft (except 2000 DX-D), power steering and much more. The vibration free, smooth 6-cylinder 2.6 litre engine is in a class of its own, but if you rather want an economical 2 litre 4-cylinder diesel, you can get the 2000 DX-D model. Another choice is between 3 speed automatic or 4- or 5-speed manual transmissions. Already the DX and DX-D models features a high level of equipment, but if that is not enough you can get a GLX, or even a VIP that is hardly missing any feature you can think of in a luxury car of today. Or how about 4 independently adjustable leather seats, air conditioning with cooler compartments between the seats, 8 track player with individual volume controls for front and rear, real wood inserts and electric windows all around? The Icarus 2600 VIP has all of that.
If you can’t settle for the second best, you can settle for an IP Icarus. It is hardly second to anyone at all.