Rover has confirmed launch prices of the all-new Rover 75. Starting at £19,525 (on the road) for the 1.8 ‘Club’ model, the 16 model range line-up extends through to the 2.5 V6 ‘Connoisseur’ priced at £25,625.
The car, which was revealed at the Birmingham International Motor Show in October 1998, will ultimately be available in three ‘comfort’ levels; Classic, Club and Connoisseur.
The Club and Connoisseur ranges will be available at sales launch. The Classic version, with prices beginning at £18,250, will be on sale by the end of the year. Rover 75 will be delivered to customers from mid-June.
The Rover 75 takes its name from the classic Rovers of the 1940s & ’50s and is the result of a £700 million investment in design, development, and new facilities at Rover Oxford. The car is the first all-new Rover model for 20 years and is designed to be a thoroughly modern car whilst carrying forward the traditional British design cues of the classic ’40s and ’50s Rovers.
The Rover 75 has a choice of four engines; 1.8, 2.0 V6 and 2.5 V6 petrol and a 2.0 diesel, and two gearbox configurations; a five speed Getrag gearbox or a new five speed JATCO electronic automatic transmission.
The Rover 75 has been designed to be ‘the best front-wheel drive car in the world’, providing outstanding comfort levels in a ‘solid as a rock’ body which has twice the rigidity of Rover 600.
The use of zinc coasted high-strength steels, four-wheel sensing ABS, driver and passenger front & side airbags and electronic brake distribution means that occupants are protected by a ‘shield of safety’.
Comfort and elegance of the vehicle is exemplified, even at base level, by such features as electric front windows, an integral pollen filter and a luxurious interior with a full-width wooden dashboard, dual-hardness ‘armchair’ seats, leather trim and six speaker radio/cassette.
Complementing each ‘comfort’ level are Special Equipment (SE) models. These models are an integral part of the Rover 75 line-up, tailored to offer customers a wider choice of the most popular options and features.
Rover 75 Pricing Details:
|MODEL||RETAIL PRICE||OTR PRICE|
|1.8 CLASSIC SE**||18,800||18,975|
|1.8 CLUB SE||19,700||19,875|
|2.0 V6 CLASSIC**||19,750||19,925|
|2.0 V6 CLASSIC SE**||20,450||20,625|
|2.0 V6 CLUB||21,000||21,175|
|2.0 V6 CLUB SE||21,350||21,525|
|2.0 V6 CONNOISSEUR||22,400||22,575|
|2.0 V6 CONNOISSEUR SE||24,000||24,175|
|2.5 V6 CLASSIC**||21,200||21,375|
|2.5 V6 CLASSIC SE**||21,900||22,075|
|2.5 V6 CLUB||22,450||22,625|
|2.5 V6 CLUB SE||22,800||22,975|
|2.5 V6 CONNOISSEUR||23,850||24,025|
|2.5 V6 CONNOISSEUR SE||25,450||25,625|
|2.0 CDT CLASSIC**||19,300||19,475|
|2.0 CDT CLASIC SE**||20,000||20,175|
|2.0 CDT CLUB||20,550||20,725|
|2.0 CDT CLUB SE||20,900||21,075|
|2.0 CDT CONNOISSEUR||21,950||22,125|
|2.0 CDT CONNOISSEUR SE||23,550||23,725|
|**CLASSIC MODELS AVAILABLE END 99|
Rover 75 Main Specification List:
|Comfort Level||Special Equipment (SE) Models|
|ABS & EDB||left plus –|
|Driver, Passenger & Side front airbags||on/off cold aircon|
|Electric front windows||15 inch alloys (style 1)|
|Electric & heated door mirrors|
|Radio / cassette with 6 speakers|
|Steering wheel audio system controls|
|Driver seat height / lumbar adjustment|
|Permimertic alarm, remote CDL, immobiliser|
|Front & rear chrome treadplates|
|Rear centre armrest|
|Leather steering wheel, handbrake grip, gear knob|
|Front passenger cupholder|
|Club additional equipment|
|ATC air conditioning||left plus –|
|15 inch ‘8 spoke’ alloys (style1)||16″ sports style alloys|
|Rear electric windows||Fog lamps|
|Rear cupholders (2)|
|Speckled velour trim|
|Connoisseur Additional equpiment|
|Leather seats||left plus –|
|Powered & heated front seats||Driver intelligence pack:|
|Fog lamps||-Parking aid, Hi-line instruments,|
|Unique style 15″ alloys (style 2)||-photochromatic rear view mirror.|
|Seat map pockets, box in armrest||Cruise control|
|Chrome door mirrors||Folding rear seat|
|Passenger lumbar support||Rear electric sunblind|
|Alpine head unit & CD autochanger|
|Memory driver’s seat|
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