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Rover Streetwise

Rover , rear view

The Rover was a small car made by MG Rover. It was on the Rover 25. but had an increased ride and chunkier bumpers. The car was marketed by as an ‘urban on-roader’.

Production in April 2005 due to the bankruptcy of MG


History Edit

The Streetwise was an attempt by Rover to to younger drivers. Rover had the existing models in 1999 a facelift for the 25, 45 and the Rover-designed 75 models but was suffering falling sales and a brand after the sale of to the Phoenix consortium in 2000 by Although new models were in the stages, the 25 and 45 models would be at 10 years old before the new models launched.

Phoenix owned the rights to the MG and had marketed the ZR, ZS ZT with reasonable restyling the existing 25, 45 and 75 models. included tweaked suspension, new altered dashboard inserts, seats, and bodykits.

Into a new market Edit

the MG brand proving popular, MG Group turned their to the Rover brand. The Rover-badged had a rather staid image and commonly associated with motorists. MG Rover thus to appeal to a younger market.

To costly mistakes, MG Rover to design a car for a niche market. and the ‘Urban on-roader’ look, to the Audi Allroad. Volvo and Volkswagen Polo Fun/CrossPolo .

Design Edit

The tough-looking was designed as a two-wheel drive car with 4×4 looks. The had a higher ride height the basic 25. and although it shared of the common characteristics of the 25, it was visually with large impact grey or black plastic Unlike the rest of the Rover and MG the Streetwise bumpers were not

The front indicator and fog lights redesigned to complement the circular and most models came chunky 16-inch wheels as To extend the load space, the was fitted with multi-purpose bars, which also to distinguish the Streetwise from ZR 25.


The Streetwise offered a of sporty interiors, available in or five seats (optional). The four seats had two separate seats and a separating centre and were half leather seats. All models came standard front electric driver’s airbag. PAS, and

The S SE Models came with steering wheel, gear and air conditioning. The electric window had been relocated next to the with new-style rocker in a circular design with effect plastic in the middle. subtle changes included a chrome effect plastic round the base of the gear and a restyled blue dash

All Streetwises came with an early warning device to the drivers of congested routes, and CD as standard. The Streetwise also with Rear Parking as an option or as standard on higher

Engines Edit

The Streetwise were available as 1.4, 1.8 stepspeed (Automatic), and a 2.0 TD. The 1.6 1.8 were common.

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