Autovia was a short lived brand of British car from Coventry existing from 1935 to 1938 with production starting in 1936. The venture was ambitious and even included setting up a school for chauffeurs. The cars were expensive and it was a market sector well served by other companies. 44 cars were made.
The company was created by Riley as a subsidiary to produce large luxury cars and a new factory was built. A 2,849 cc V-8, triple camshaft engine was developed from existing Riley engine blocks and coupled to either a pre-selector gearbox bought from Armstrong Siddeley Motors or a conventional four speed manual unit. Drive was to the rear wheels through a live axle with worm gear final drive.
Three body types were advertised, a Sports saloon, a Special Saloon with extra leg room at the expense of boot space and a limousine mostly built by Arthur Mulliner. The car was also available as a bare chassis.
There are thought to be eight of these cars still existing.
Sources of Information
-  Wikipedia