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Thanks to our colleagues reporting from their home turf on Autoblog Chinese, we now have the first official shots of the Rover 75-based sedan from Roewe, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.'s (SAIC) newly minted brand. We've shown you spy shots of the large sedan, but these are the first official pics that show off the new sedan's front end. The shape of the face is a bit Rover-esque, but the new fascia incorporates a large chromed grille frame that's bisected by body work a la Audi, new headlight clusters and vertically stacked fog lamps at the corners. We are also given a few interior pics that, quite honestly, look decidely unlike what we usually think of (rightly or wrongly) as Chinese craftsmanship. The sedan's inner sanctum uses a combination of matte gray plastic, beige plastic and leather, as well as a light wood trim. A satellite navigation system is present, as well as what looks like the shifter for a 5- or 6-speed automatic transmission with no manual control. We've surmised in the past that engine offerings might include a 1.8-liter and 2.5-liter, the smaller of the two perhaps sporting a turbocharger. The pics show a tachometer with a redline of about 6,750 rpm, though that's hardly a telling clue. Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to discover the mechanical details of Roewe's first offering that's destined for export all over the world.

More pictures can be found after the jump.

[Source: Autoblog Chinese]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Check out Roewe's website at http://www.roewe.com.cn/
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks great ! Really hope quality matches its looks and that a bigger engine will find its way in it. Compliments to the chinese.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ...If they were only going to make detail changes, why not start with the first iteration of the 75? Much more attractive car. The second one just doesn't compare, though I imagine that its face is much better suited to the addition of a Fu Manchu than the first.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well if you go to this web site i have made a small thread with pictures of the Rover 75 V8 and the Roewe 750 with the same Audi style bumper.

      http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?p=1677465#post1677465

      But to start with Mg-Rover brought the big gill "Audi Grill" out before Audi did, Its just that Audi decided that the grill was going to be the face for all there cars and Rover held back the "V8 bumper" as its called for the RWD V8 engine Rover 75 and the 75 limo. But they were launched just before Mgr went under.
      That’s why you don’t see many, but I do happen to own one!

      If you see on www.mg-rover.org that the Roewe 750 dash has been built as there are real pictures of the new car and dash,
      Also the new dash was designed by English guys down a British design centre that Saic brought,

      Alex
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't like it to much.
      Also the dashboard looks like a car from '60s

      http://www.auto-power-girl.com/
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have driven one on a business trip to China, and they are great. And that isnt feint praise, as Ive owned Mercedes, Jaguar and BMW. Close up its like a real Rover in all ways. And doesnt have any German feel to it whatsoever.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if it will be sold at Wal-Mart.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How to pronounce ROEWE?

      Let me tell. Just like Royal Way.

      Roi-wi like.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In response to #19 comments, this site has bloggers ranging from 56 to 70 year olds longing for the glory days of the American auto industry that is now a much smaller part of a global auto industry, to immature 16 to 30 year olds that like to disrespect every auto company that is not GM or Ford particularly the ones from China or Toyota.

      I find it very difficult for the US manufacturing or auto industry to compete globally in the next 20 or more years with the so many Generation Yers wasting their time and energy disrespecting other people on the blog sites. The sad thing is these people are the future of America.
      Greg A.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2: You can see the pointer (the hand that you get when you move it onto a link) in the fifth and sixth pictures after the jump (just to the right of the gearshift and at the bottom center, respectively). Let's hope SAIC pay more attention to detail in the production of the car than they did in the production of these photos.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How do you pronounce Roewe? As in row a boat?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very interesting, it looks good, but I'm not sure I can tell of the quality by the pics. But it has created enough interest that I will check one out when it arrives in the U.S. By looks alone, if its priced right, I can see this doing well in the U.S.
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