Austin Maestro

Austin Maestro ( 1983)

The Austin Maestro is a car model of the British Austin Rover Group. It was produced by the beginning of 1983 until the end of 1994.


As the successor of the Allegro Maestro was introduced in March 1983 as a five-door hatchback. As with the Allegro, the name of the model was taken from the field of music.

The Maestro was available with engines from 1.3 to 2.0 liters. A special feature was the futuristic interior, digital instruments and a talking onboard computer had. After the first few years of construction, however, a conventional instrument panel was installed.

In the spring of 1984 Austin presented his mid-range model Montego, which used the platform of the Maestro. Beginning of 1985 was sold under the MG brand a sporty version of the MG Maestro. In the fall of 1988, the model range was expanded to a city van.

The end of 1994 the production of the models Maestro and Montego in England was discontinued after Austin Rover was taken over by BMW. Several hundred copies were then made ​​from kits in Bulgaria.

In China, the Maestro is with the front of the Montego still produced. Introduced in the fall of 1995 third-generation Rover 200 ( RF type ) can be viewed as an indirect successor.