Metro, GM's smallest and most affordable car, was introduced in 1989, at the same time when Geo itself was established. It retained the title as Chevrolet's entry-level car from 1998 through 2001, after Geo was dissolved.

Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Discontinued
XFi 2DR Hatchback N/A 1994
Base 2DR Hatchback 2000
Base 4DR Hatchback Base 4DR Sedan N/A 1996
LSi 2DR Hatchback N/A LSi 2DR Hatchback 2000
LSi 4DR Hatchback N/A LSi 4DR Sedan 2000
LSi 2DR Convertible N/A 1993

1991[edit | edit source]

The original Geo Metros were available as a 3-door hatchback (Base, LSi and XFi), a 5-door hatchback (Base and LSi), and a 2-door convertible (LSi only), all of which were carryovers for 1992 and 1993.

1993[edit | edit source]

Last model year for the convertible; after 1993, the Mazda MX-5 Miata became the smallest convertible sold in America.

1994[edit | edit source]

All of the LSi models were discontinued for one year. This was also the last model year for a new car being sold under $8,000.

1995[edit | edit source]

When redesigned for its 1995 model year, the Metro got its first 4-cylinder engine. Appealing to small families who keep a tight rein on their budgets, or as an added car in multivehicle households, Geo put on the gloves against small-car contenders such as Ford Aspire, Mazda Protege and Hyundai Accent. 

Aside from putting on inches in wheelbase (3-door), length and height, the Metro line saw some model shuffling as well as sporting new, more aerodynamic styling. Gone was the 5-door hatchback, replaced by a 4-door sedan, the first 4-passenger Metro with a trunk. The fuel economy champ XFi model has also been dropped, causing Metro to relinquish the title to the Honda Civic. The old 3-door hatchback LSi returned as the upscale trim. Also added to the lineup was a brand-new LSi sedan.

The big news under the hood was a 1.3-liter, 70-horsepower aluminum Four that came standard in 4-door models, and was optional on the LSi hatchback. The old, reliable 1.0-liter 3-banger continued to churn out its 55 horsepower in hatchback models. A 5-speed manual transaxle was standard, with a 3-speed automatic available on all but the base 3-door. Metro's tiny 12-in. wheels have also grown up and were now 13 in. across the board.

All Metros came standard with 4-wheel independent suspension, front and rear swaybars, dual airbags, stainless-steel exhaust, highback reclining front bucket seats and daytime running lights, a safety feature that turns on the headlights with the engine, the better to be seen, day or night. Antilock brakes were an option.

1997[edit | edit source]

The base sedan was dropped, leaving just behind the LSi sedan along with the 3-door hatchbacks.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

2DR Hatchback[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Base/XFi $6,795 February 10, 1991
1991 LSi $7,795 February 10, 1991
1992 Base/XFi $6,999 October 13, 1991
1992-1993 LSi $8,199 October 13, 1991
1993 Base/XFi $6,710 August 13, 1992
1994 XFi $7,195 July 13, 1993
1994 Base $7,200 July 13, 1993
1994 Base $7,295 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $8,085 July 4, 1994
1995 LSi $8,385 July 4, 1994
1996 Base $8,380 June 23, 1995
1996 LSi $8,780 June 23, 1995
1997 Base $8,580 June 27, 1996
1997 LSi $9,180 June 27, 1996
1998 Base $8,755 Q3 1997
1998 LSi $9,555 Q3 1997
1999 Base $9,070 Q3 1998
1999 LSi $9,880 Q3 1998

4DR Hatchback/Sedan[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Base $6,995 February 10, 1991
1991 LSi $7,995 February 10, 1991
1992 Base $7,399 October 13, 1991
1992-1993 LSi $8,599 October 13, 1991
1993 Base $7,199 August 13, 1992
1994 Base $7,695 July 13, 1993
1994 Base $7,795 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $9,085 July 4, 1994
1995 LSi $9,485 July 4, 1994
1996 Base $9,330 June 23, 1995
1996 LSi $9,730 June 23, 1995
1997 LSi $9,850 June 27, 1996
1998 LSi $10,155 Q3 1997
1999 LSi $10,490 Q3 1998

2DR Convertible[edit | edit source]

Model year List price Effective date
1991 $9,740 February 10, 1991
1992-1993 $9,999 October 13, 1991

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video Clips[edit | edit source]

Geo_Metro_2DR_Hatchback_1995

Geo Metro 2DR Hatchback 1995

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