Standard added a larger capacity Ten model to its small car range in 1954. The Ten used an all new 948cc version of the four cylinder engine already in use in the Eight. Like the Eight the Ten engine also featured overhead valves and a four speed gearbox. The Ten also shared the same four door bodyshell with the Eight, but was thankfully better equipped than its smaller sister.
The Standard Ten came with a proper, full width chrome grille, hub-caps, wind-down windows and an external boot-lid on the saloon model. In addition to the saloon Standard also offered an attractive estate model, known as the Companion. What set the Ten Companion apart from its competition (the Minor Traveller, 100E Squire and A35 Countryman) was the additional rear passenger doors. All of its rivals had to make do with the normal "two door", van type arrangement.