The Austin Metro, also known as the MG Metro, was a supermini car produced by British manufacturer Austin Rover from 1980 to 1998. It was designed to be a replacement for the aging Mini and was marketed as a practical and affordable car for city driving.
The Metro was available with a range of petrol engines, including a 1.0-liter and a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. Later models also featured a diesel engine option. The car was front-wheel drive and had a transverse engine layout.
The Metro was a popular car in the UK, and it was praised for its practicality and ease of driving. It was also known for its quirky styling, with a distinctive boxy shape and a distinctive grille.
Over the years, the Metro underwent several facelifts and updates, including the launch of the sporty MG Metro in 1982. However, by the 1990s, the car was beginning to show its age, and it was eventually replaced by the Rover 100 in 1998.