Rover Streetwise SE Turbo Diesel Five-Door | CARkeys

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Rover Streetwise


While on-roader is a neat if ultimately description of the latest manifestation of the 25 – it’s easy see the expression implies, difficult to it in words of one syllable – the vocabulary of the Streetwise range goes with diesel.

Yet the models, three-door and five-door, are the ones with the familiar Rover turbo diesel In this installation it’s behind more recently equivalents when it comes to suppression, but it’s still a affair, with 176lb/ft of pouring in from 2000rpm.

a slightly higher ground than the standard 25, as well as rails, scratch-resistant material for the and wheel arch protectors, lower bumper inserts might be sump and tank but aren’t, and bigger front apertures with a street mesh, the Streetwise design verges on the unreal. After features like the raised height are meant to cope street bumps and kerbs than river crossings in the Yet the whole thing does match up with the company’s description of this car as an urban

Inside too, apart the familiar and neatly finished 25 there are features like accents all over the place, and the centrally-mounted front window Bright colours are the interior here.

The front seats are Sebring designs with pronounced leather side They move the term into an entirely new dimension, to the that I wouldn’t fancy a Streetwise for any distance while a Harris Tweed jacket.

Oops. Harris Tweed hardly Streetwise, is it? No, not the image at Light pullover or T-shirt some unkempt pop group?

would be fine, and certainly constricting around the shoulders. you’re settled into one of the seats, assuming you fit in the first you’re certainly well in against cornering forces.

the standard accommodation set-up is of those hallucinatory Streetwise What looks like a of separate seats with a centre console is actually a one-piece, console and everything. was brought rather forcefully to me when something went (as is hardly unheard-of these with the central locking and the tailgate wouldn’t open, a case, three soft and a laptop computer in the luggage

Get inside, fold the back of the seat forward, and take the out that way? Hardly, the rear seat is fixed, and I want to hammer-and-chisel it open. The stayed in place overnight and the lock (once again, as is unheard-of these days) itself first time morning.

Rear seat is very limited, although the capacity is pretty good. And the locking system is working it’s quite subtle, not just a self-locking arrangement you move away from (at a speed the owner can set in advance) but an audible warning if you park and away, not having closed all the properly.

Another standard feature is the Alert System which a symbol on the fascia display to warn of congestion ahead, on where Trafficmaster cameras It works well, as was proved on a slow run through Birmingham on the Toll motorway. Of course, the TAS system doesn’t offer routes – just of the Oh, no.

Here we go again kind but it’s a very unusual of standard rather than equipment on a car in this class.

In the SE the Streetwise comes with a steering wheel and a rather too big gearlever knob. It goes strongly on motorway runs, easily in familiar turbo fashion with long of the kind which are noticeably for some petrol-engined cars.

The raised suspension doesn’t too much of an effect on the minor-road but it’s as well to bear in that the Streetwise isn’t as road-hugging as a standard 25.

Rover’s market for this car is shown not in some of the funkier standard and colour schemes, but also in the of extra-cost options. There’s an of ICE available, including higher output units, automatic volume control, MP3 CD capability and units designed with the purchaser in mind.

It’s difficult to compare the directly with a competitor at the same section of the market, there isn’t one – not in the field, at any rate. To find a with the same urban approach, you have to look at 4x4s.

It may have a closely (euphemism for limited) appeal, and certainly not for the business-suit brigade, but if is the kind of car you want, then is the car there is.

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