Images of the David Saddington-styled Rover 200… Following on from the curvaceous 600, the 200 was a logical progression of this theme.
Launched in 1995, the 200 was immediately on the pace of its rivals, but because of the company’s problems, it was not replaced in 2002, as it was scheduled to have been. This meant that MG Rover launched a raft of modified versions in order to keep sales on an even keel; hence the 2001 MG ZR and 2003 StreetWise.
The original 200 - in this case, the 143bhp 200Vi
The BRM version of the 200 (pictured here with the 1960s Le Mans BRM at Gaydon) featured many unique styling touches.
Rover 25 received new grille and headlamps, amongst other styling tweaks.
MG ZR boosted the range's profile with younger buyers - in 2003, it established itself as the UK's best selling hot hatchback.
The lovely Atomic Kitten pose by their MG ZRs
Streetwise was devised to bring the Rover marque to a younger audience.
Shown at the NEC show in 2004, the ZR-X concept looked good, and demonstrated the additions that any ZR owners could add to their cars from the XPower catalogue.