New models - Rover - 75 - Tourer wagon
Rover gets in on the prestige wagon action with a well priced, stylish estate called the Rover 75 Tourer
26 Nov 2001
By JUSTIN LACY
MG ROVER Australia has announced the local release of Rover's first ever production wagon, the 75 Tourer.
Priced at $56,450 for the entry-level Club Tourer in five-speed manual form, the Rover 75 Tourer is $3000 more expensive than its corresponding Rover 75 sedan sibling. The automatic version commands another $2000, while the top-spec Rover 75 Connoisseur Tourer is priced at $66,450.
Like the sedan, the five-door, front-wheel drive Rover 75 Tourer is engineered by BMW and now built by Rover, and is powered by the same 130kW 2.5-litre V6.
As with the recently released Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompressor Estate, Rover says only a handful of sales are expected each month, with buyers tempted from owners of the Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon, Peugeot 406 SV wagon, Volvo V40 wagon, Saab 9-5 Estate and VW Passat Variant.
Standard fitment in Club models is traction control, ABS, EBD, cruise control, full leather trim, woodgrain trim, six airbags, dual-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, six-CD stacker and a six-speaker sound system.
The Connoisseur model adds to this electric and heated front seats with memory, sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, trip computer, rain sensing wipers and an auto-dipping interior mirror.
The Rover 75 Tourer offers 1222 litres of luggage space, with a useful 1.1-metre wide loading bay and a flip-up rear window to allow smaller items to be placed out back without lifting the tailgate.
A metallic/pearlescent paint option is offered across the range for $990, while the Rover 75 Tourer Connoisseur's options list also includes satellite navigation with TV ($6175) and Personal Line trim ($1995). Like the 75 sedan, the 75 Tourer's warranty is three years/100,000km with MG Rover Roadside Assist.
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