The Alcyon was a French automobile, manufactured between 1906 and 1928.
The Alcyon originated from about 1890 when Edmond Gentil started the manufacture of bicycles in Neuilly, Seine. In 1902, this was complemented by motorcycle production and in 1906, the first cars were shown at the Paris Salon.
Voiturettes before the World War I
Two models were shown in 1906, one a two seat light car with single cylinder 950 cc engine and a larger four seat model with 1.4 litre four cylinder engine. Both engines were bought in from Gentil. The cars were advanced models with 3 speed gearboxes and shaft drive. However, the single cylinder models were dropped in 1912 and larger models of up to 2120 cc were added to the range. By then, most of the engines were obtained from Zurcher.The company moved to Courbevoie, Seine in 1912.
Cyclecars between wars
In 1914, the company's name was changed to Automobiles Alcyon. After the war, the first model was a 1994 cc four cylin