A Century of Cars: 82. Norev 1958 Simca Aronde
The Simca Aronde was a family car
manufactured by the French automaker Simca from 1951 to 1963. It was
Simca's first original design (earlier models were all to a greater
or lesser extent based on Fiats), as well as the company's first
unibody car. 'Aronde' means swallow in Old French and it was chosen
as the name for the model because Simca's logo at that time was a
There were three generations of the model: the 9 Aronde, made from 1951 to 1955, the 90A Aronde, made from 1955 to 1958, and the P60 Aronde, which debuted in 1958 and continued until the model was dropped in 1964. Some 1.4 million Arondes were made in total, and this model alone is largely responsible for Simca becoming the second-biggest French automaker at the end of the 1950s.