10 FEBRUARY 1939, Page 38

A Modern " Family " Car There seems to be

no way of avoiding the use of that peculiar word family in describing a comfortable car of moderate power, price and performance. I still cannot see what qualities it implies which are not largely inherent in dearer and faster machines used by families as well as in those of the baby class which are probably to be found in more families than any others, but as the makers themselves choose it there must, I suppose, be a reason for it. The new 12 Wolseley is, I believe, an example of the family car and I have added the word modern to it for the excellent reason that its body size is an outstanding feature of the design.