Archive : Rover 75 pricing announced

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

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** 18,100 18,275
1.8 CLASSIC SE** 18,800 18,975
1.8 CLUB 19,350 19,525
1.8 CLUB SE 19,700 19,875
1.8 CONNOISSEUR 20,750 20,925
1.8 CONNOISSEUR 22,350 22,525
     
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
Classic  
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  
Second plip  
Rear centre armrest  
Pollen filter  
Leather steering wheel, handbrake grip, gear knob  
Cigar lighter  
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)  
Illuminated sunvisors  
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

 

 

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

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