The Austin A70 Hampshire and later Austin A70 Hereford are large cars which were produced by the Austin Motor Company of Britain from 1948 until 1954. They were conventional body-on-frame cars with similar styling to the smaller A40 Devon and A40 Somerset models respectively. Most Hampshires were 4-door saloons, though some estate and pickup versions were also built. The 2.2 L (2199 cc) straight-4 pushrod engine provided the same power output, at 67 bhp (50 kW), as it had when installed in the earlier Austin 16 hp. The new car was nevertheless lighter, and probably also benefited from reduced wind resistance: published acceleration and top speed figures were correspondingly brisker. Accelerating from 0 - 80 km/h (50 mph) took 14.5 seconds and the maximum speed was 83.3 mph (134.1 km/h).
Production of the A70 Hampshire model ended in 1950 with just over 35,000 built. In 1950 the UK price was £648 which included the heater.