The Pobeda has 2.1 litre sidevalve straight-4 engine producing 50hp (37kW) and top speed of 105km/h (65mph).
The Pobeda was the first Soviet automobile to have turn signals, electric wipers (automobiles before it had pneumatic or mechanical wipers whose speed would depend on that of the car), an electric heater, and a built-in AM radio. The car came to be a symbol of postwar Soviet life and is today a popular collector's item. A total of 235,997 Pobedas were produced including 14,220 cabriolets.
A handful were built with a four-wheel drive system adapted from contemporary Soviet military vehicles for cross-country travel, and Russian references credit these as possibly being the first 'sport-utility' type vehicles. "GAZ_M20". gaz20.spb.ru. Retrieved on 2009-01-12.</ref>