CARS from Malvern’s iconic Morgan Motor Company are now available in China after their flagship store was officially opened.

The British Ambassador to China, Sebastian Wood, cut the ribbon at the Beijing showroom in the Gongti Workers Stadium, which is open for visitors to learn about Britain’s oldest privately held motor company and place orders for the handbuilt vehicles.

Mr Wood, said: “The UK has a proud history as a pioneer in the field of automotive design and engineering – from road cars to F1, the UK is home to more than 40 companies manufacturing vehicles.

“I’m delighted Morgan’s heritage and iconic designs are appreciated by an increasing number of Chinese customers.”

The showroom houses the first Plus 8 ever to be sold in China.