Rover Metro GTa

The GTa was launched in 1990 with the new Metro range. It continued on the success of the Mk2 Austin Metro GTa.

It was a slightly lower spec than the GTi, but was cheaper too. It was not really classed as a hot hatch or performance model, but it was more of a model for someone who wanted a good looking car without massive insurance quotes and super performance; a warm hatch as it would be called today.

1990 Metro GTa front GTa1

It gained a 16v engine and a catalyst as standard in 1991 but was soon dropped as the 1.4 Si came out on a very similar spec as part of the realignment of the Metro range. The GTa was later relaunched as the GTa SE in 1994 prior to the Rover 100 launch.

Metro GTa side view

Overview of Specifications

  • 5 speed gearbox - close ratio
  • 3 or 5 door
  • Steel wheels with (155/65 x 13) low profile tyres. optional alloys as in picture
  • Full width wheel trims / optional alloys
  • Front Anti-roll bar
  • Black bumpers
  • Tinted glass
  • Sports steering wheel
  • 60/40 split rear seat
  • Digital clock
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Tachometer
  • Full depth door trims, cut pile carpet, adjustable upholstered head restraints
  • Stereo radio/cassette (optional higher spec one)
  • Standard rear wash/wipe
  • Centre console, passenger vanity mirror and grab handles
  • Bumpers with red inserts
  • Optional remote control central locking and variable speed intermittent wash wipe
  • Fireworks seat facings
  • Optional sunroof
  • Optional metallic paint
  • Sports Option pack includes: Alloy wheels, central locking, sunroof, variable speed wipe and wash wipe program - at extra cost


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