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DAF 46

The DAF 46 is a sma family caur that wis manufactured bi the Dutch company DAF. It wis introduced in November 1974 tae replace the 44, suggestin that thare wur still substantial stocks o the earlier model awaiting customers.

In Februar 1976, at the relaunch o the Volvo 66 (formerly the DAF 66), it wis annoonced that the DAF 46 wad be phased oot during 1976, efter which 'special measures' wad ensure adequate pairts an service backup despite the disappearance o the DAF brand frae passenger caur show rooms.

The DAF 46 wis carpeted throughout an equipped wi cloth covered reclining seats. It an aa haed a redesigned gear lever an additional dash mounted warning lichts. Oot o sicht o the driver wis a de Dion rear axle, which DAF haed fitted twa years earlier tae thair mair powerful model when replacing the 55 wi the DAF 66: the caur retained its defining variomatic transmission, but this wis nou coupled wi a conventional differential which wis said tae improve noise levels an extend drive-belt life. Reports suggest that the DAF 46 haed safer handling than its predecessor, but wis nonetheless slower, at a time when maist European manufacturers wur improving tap speed an acceleration when thay introduced model upgrades.