• Nov 8th 2006 at 9:31AM
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We reported back in October that China's Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. planned to introduce its recently purchased Rover 75 as the Roewe 750 at next year's Shanghai Auto Show.
Now pictures have turned up that seem to indicate SAIC's plans for the Rover 25. The spied car closely resembles Rover's Streetwise, a macho-ed up Rover 25.

Does the Chinese manufacturer plan to show a version of the 25 at the Shanghai show as well? We'll know in late April.

Until then, Motor Authority has a few more spy shots to share.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why is it in disguise?

      It’s not a new car it was sold for many years in the UK as both Rover (200 or 25) and MG (ZR).

      They even turned it into a small van as the MG Express.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Firstly, the original 200 launched in 1995 was, despite popular belief, not a Honda Civic, it was all Rovers own work and in the context of the time, far superior to the competition from GM or Ford. Whilst it is well past its sell-by date (although that hasn't stopped other manufacturers still flogging old technology in new clothes) the Streetwise was obviuously good enough to have inspired both Citroen and VW to launch similar small "4x4" cars, neither of whom sold anywhere near as many as Rover did with the Streetwise.

      As to the photos, these are purported elsewhere to be Longbridge built cars being used as test mules for new engine development by NAC-MG (Nanjing Automotive who bought MG by outbidding SAIC).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Link's busted.