On 29th April 1935 the ‘Series’ models of Wolseley were introduced – replacing the former ‘yearly’ range of models. This New Hornet Saloon being larger than the previous Hornet.
This New Hornet Saloon was an entirely fresh development being larger whilst retaining its former looks of the earlier Hornet, the radiator being of an improved design for instance. The fitting of “easi-clean” pressed steel wheels being a notable feature from previous models.
Approximately 2500 were produced before being replaced by the Series II – 12/48 on 4th April 1936.
|Model Designation||Wolseley ’New Hornet’|
|Production Period||Apr 1935 - Apr 1936|
|Body Type||4 Door Saloon|
|Engine Configuration||IL 6 OHC|
|Power||- bhp @ - rpm|
|Torque||- lb ft @ - rpm|
|Transmission||4 speed manual|
|Top Speed||66 mph (106 kph)|
|0-60 mph||25 seconds|
|Fuel consumption||28 mpg|
|Weight||2128 lb (965 kg)|
|Length||12’ 4" (3.759 m)|
|Width||4’ 9.5" (1.461 m)|
|Height||5’ 3" (1.600 m)|
|Successor||Series II - 12/48|