To begin with, the Morris Six was fitted with a less powerful, single-SU version of the 2213cc overhead-cam engine generating just 70bhp. Design wise; the Six was had a less distinctive nose than its counterparts, as well as a less distinctive interior.
To make matters even worse the car’s cam-gear steering was not a patch on the rack-and-pinion of smaller Morris models of this period, while the steering column placed gearchange was liable to become more obstructive as the linkage wore.
Wolseley was one of the other companies owned by the Morris group, and it was used by its parent company to sell more luxurious versions of the same model, while Morris designed and produced cars that would appeal to the mass market, mostly with considerable success.
In the immediate post-World War II years of the late 1940s, the Nuffield group introduced a policy of standardization, which included sharing body styles between Morris and Wolseley, particularly in class size saloon and estate car sector.