The Austin Princess was produced from 1975 until 1981. This front wheel drive / transverse engine vehicle with its roomy interior was later re-badged as an Austin Ambassador ( 1982-1984 ). A total of 224,942 units were produced.
Typical of Austin and Leyland cars of this era its sales were affected by build quality issues and reliability problems. Additionally the rise in oil prices and the expense of running larger cars affected cars in this range.