Rover 75 Vanden Plas

Official picture of Rover 75 Vanden Plas as presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2002.
Official picture of Rover 75 Vanden Plas as presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2002.
200 mm makes a great difference in the backseat! The wide backdoor shows this is a Rover 75 Vanden Plas.

At the Geneva Motor Show in May 2002 Rover unveiled a new long-wheelbase model based on Rover 75, The Rover 75 Vanden Plas.
This model has been developed in conjunction with vehicle specialist coachbuilders S. MacNeillie & Son Ltd.
The Vanden Plas has a 200mm wheelbase extension over the Rover 75 Saloon. It is available only in high- specification Connoisseur trim and the longer-wheelbase provides increased rear compartment legroom, extra interior lighting and provision for entertainment and IT systems.
Metallic paint is a standard feature as is leather upholstery.
The Vanden Plas is powered by the quad-cam 24-valve, 2.5-litre light-aluminium V6 engine producing 177Ps (130kW) at 6500rpm and a 5-speed JATCO automatic gearbox.
The Vanden Plas Connoisseur Auto model, only available in right-hand-drive form at launch, is priced in the UK at £27,995.
The 'regular' Rover 75 Saloon 2.5-litre Connoisseur is priced in the UK at £21,920. Optional 5-speed transmission is available for £1,200 and £450 for metallic paint making a total of £23,570.

Commenting from the Geneva Motor Show, John Sanders, MG Rover's Group Marketing Director, said: "The Vanden Plas is an elegant extension to the Rover 75 range and is one of a number of initiatives that will extend the Rover product portfolio into new levels of individual customer choice and satisfaction."


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