The Austin Maxi was a mid-sized family car produced by the British manufacturer Austin Motor Company from 1969 to 1981. It was designed as a replacement for the Austin 1800 and was marketed as a spacious and practical car that was suitable for families and professionals alike.
The Maxi was the first British car to feature a five-speed manual transmission as standard, and it also featured front-wheel drive and a transverse engine layout. The car was powered by a range of engines, including a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine.
The Maxi was available in several different trim levels, including the basic Maxi, the Maxi HL, and the Maxi 1750. The higher-spec models featured additional features such as a tachometer, a heated rear window, and reclining seats.
Despite its innovative design and spacious interior, the Maxi was not a commercial success, and production was limited to just over 400,000 units. The car was criticized for its handling and performance, and it was seen as being outdated compared to its competitors.