The Rootes Group were a prime proponent of the art of badge engineering; take a basic car and apply several marque names to it in order to cover several market sectors, whilst keeping a wide range of customers happy. Here is a gallery of the different Arrows sold during its lifetime…
After the 1976 shakeup of the Rootes Arrow range, all previous marque names were replaced by the Chrysler moniker.
The Minx was the entry level into the Hillman range; and was replaced for 1971 by a De Luxe badged version of the Hunter.
The mainstay of the Arrow range; remained in production from 1966, through to the end in 1979. Started out as a Hillman, and changed into a Chrysler (above). No documentary evidence exists (yet) as to whether any Chrysler Hunters remained in the dealers’ back-lots long enough to be re-badged as Talbots, following the creation of the marque in August 1979.
Sceptre Mk III 1967-1976
The top-of-range Arrow was treated to a wood-clad interior and the use of the Rootes Group luxury brand name.
The Singer badged saloon – the marque’s equivalent model to the Hillman Hunter.
The Singer badged saloon – equivalent to the Hillman Minx.
Vogue 1970 only
Rebadged Singer Vogue; only produced for a short time to run-down stocks.