P321 Teletext 321 Dec26 20:21:01    METRO   BOWS OUT  ———————————————————————————————————   The Metro l—lf is set to vanish from the roads with the launch of its replacement, the Rover 100. The first Metro rolled off Rover's Longbridge assembly line in Birmingham in October 1980. More than 4,400 Metros were sold in the first two weeks. The British School of Motoring immediately came in with a £40m order for Metros over five years. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— News in focus 320 Headlines 300 LINCOLN TRAVEL SHOP SEE P256 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec26 20:00:14    METRO   BOWS OUT  ———————————————————————————————————   The Metro name is set to vanish from the roads with the launch of its replacement, the Rover 100. In Metro's first full month on sale — November 1980 — 7,000 were sold, making it the second biggest seller in Britain behind the Ford Cortina. The basic 1.0 litre Metro model cost around £3,000 in 1980. Today's start-of-the range Metro, the 1.1 C, is £6,495 — the same price as the cheapest Rover 100. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— News in focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec26 20:20:14    METRO   BOWS OUT  ———————————————————————————————————   The Metro name is to bow out with the launch of its replacement,the Rover 100 The Metro's mainland Europe launch took place in April 1981. In May 1981, the Metro took the Duke of Edinburgh's Design Prize. Latest Metro versions were the Metro City and the popular Metro MG. Metro sales reached 500,000 within three years. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— News in focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page Politics News poll Letters
P321 Teletext 321 Dec26 20:21:01    METRO   BOWS OUT  ———————————————————————————————————   The Metro name is to bow out with the launch of its replacement,the Rover 100 By October 1986, the one millionth Metro had come off the production line. Later, the millionth car — a silver five-door Vanden Plas was bought by a chartered surveyor for £11,000 with the money going to Children in Need. A new-look Metro was successfully launched in May 1990 complete with the K series engine. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— News in focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page Politics News poll Letters