The Nash Metropolitan automobile. The Nash Metropolitan was the first subcompact car sold in the United States. This car had a four cylinder engine with a three speed transmission. The Nash Metropolitan had a wheel base smaller than a Volkswagon Beetle.
Nash merged with the Hudson Motor Car Company. The new merged company was named the American Motors Corporation . The following years would see quite a lot of changes in nameplates. The Metropolitan model would be built under both the Hudson and Nash name. By the year 1957, AMC would phase out both the Nash and Hudson names although, with the Metropolitan, the name could be seen until 1962. American Motors Corporation would market only the Rambler