The Morris 1500 was introduced in June. It replaces the Morris 1100 which sold almost 90,000 in 5½ years. The new model is unique to Australia, with a distinctive new front grille and indicator lamps, but incorporating the cropped tail fins of the English Morris 1100 MarkII of 1968. Most importantly though, it uses the all-new 1.5 litre OHC engine and cable operated gearbox from the new UK Austin Maxi, also released in 1969.
There is also a version called "Nomad" with a large hatchback door - just like on the Maxi.