Development story

The cars : Rover 200/400 (R8) development story

The Rover 200 and its 400-series sister were launched with much hullaballoo in 1989 and ’90, and proved to be every bit as good as its maker told us is was. Had Rover finally turned the corner? Was it about to make a miraculous recovery? For a few short years in the 1990s, it certainly appeared to be the case. […]

BMC, Leyland and Rover engines

Engines : K-Series

In taking over from the venerable A-Series, Rover’s high-tech K-Series engine had a hard act to follow. However, it went on to earn itself an unenviable reputation for fragility in […]