Car reviews - Rover - 75 - Connoisseur sedan
8 Apr 2002
ROVER claims the 75, which follows a long succession of joint-venture vehicles with Honda, is the first clean-sheet Rover design in more than 20 years. Designer Richard Woolley says Rover's then-owner BMW insisted the 75 be given very British styling cues, and the results are obvious. An abundance of chrome gives the 75, whose exterior design contains hints of both BMW and Jaguar, an undoubted appearance of luxury. Distinctive front and rear lighting makes the 75 stand out on the road, while the sleek profile delivers an aerodynamic drag co-efficient of 0.29 to 0.30Cd, depending on the model.
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Did you know?The Rover 75 sedan range was joined here in October 2001 by the 75 Tourer (wagon), while Rover's Australian profile is about to be further boosted by the arrival of its hot 75-based ZT sedan and wagon models, plus a supercharged rear-drive V8 model by early 2003
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