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Solyto Three-wheelers

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by New-Map 1945-1963, and then by KV and KVS until the 1970s.

The voiturettes (three-wheel utility vehicles) had sheet-metal or tarpaulin covers and were powered by Ultima, Sotecma, Gnome and Rhone, and Ydral engines. Engine supply was a considerable problem, for at the time many French engine manufacturers ceased production.

The Sotecma was a marine engine to which was added a newly designed New-Map gearbox.

Sources: Club Ydral,,,

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