The Oxford MO, like the Minor, was brought out in 1948. Both were inspired by Alec Issigonis' idea of a wide track with a relatively short wheelbase, allowing greater interior space for the same length. The family resemblance can be clearly seen.
The Oxford's bench seat and column gearchange are typical of 1940s, as they were considered desirable to export customers.
The MO continued until 1954 when a newly styled Oxford was introduced using the new B-series engine. The design was eventually sold to India where it was sold as the Hindustan Landmaster. The Oxford series III, introduced in 1957, became the Hindustan Ambassador, on sale in India until as recently as 2014.