Citroën GS233 points

Car of The year
The press saluted enthusiastically the aerodynamic (as much as an air-cooled car can be) 5-door hatchback and estate, with front ‘boxer’ engine and drive. The hydropneumatic independent suspension was a first in this size (4.12 m) and one reason for outstanding roadholding. 4-disc brakes and sensitive rack & pinion steering also added to the excellent dynamics. Performance was limited, as the air-cooled OHC 1/1.2 liter engines with 4 horizontal opposed cylinders gave only 55/60 hp.