Triumph entered into the modern, front wheel drive era in 1965 with the all new 1300 saloon. The 1300 had a smart new bodyshell designed by Michelotti, giving the car a scaled down Triumph 2000 appearance. The 1300 was powered by a 1296cc Herald based engine mounted in the conventional manor but driving the front wheels through an all synchromesh, 4 speed gearbox.
The 1300 had a well appointed interior in the usual Triumph style and offered good quality, family motoring. The model stayed in production until 1970 when it was replaced by the similar Toledo.