Model: 1983 Maestro 1.6 Vanden Plas
Max Speed: 101mph
0-60: 11.3 Seconds
Engine: 1598cc four cylinder
Metro was a beginning. But the crucial car in BL's recovery is 1983's Allegro replacement called LM10, first of a multi-car front-wheel-drive family designed to challenge the Escort and Cortina in the hottest market of them all
Meet Austin Maestro, Britain's new family car whose sales will decide - literally - whether BL live or die. On our first drive, it looks very good. Later, it might be brilliant.