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Seems like they are working some things out..

They havent released much news lately....

theres soo much curiousity with this partnership and not much status..

i hope they tell us more and update the public what more to expect.
 

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Well yes there has been news but its all been in Chinese.

And they also keep showing off their cars too:



If you are interested and don't mind reading computer translated text, see http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?goto=lastpost&t=82757 for the latest news.

There is a very detailed recent interview with the MG Project Director here: http://forums.mg-rover.org/showpost.php?p=1433354&postcount=1083

It takes too long for me to translate it properly.
Note - in those links:
  • Nanjing is translated as "Southern Company" or "South steam"
  • MG is translated as "city" or "Christopher"
  • "3 City" = "MG3", previously known as the "Rover 25"
  • "7 City" - "MG7", previously known as the "Rover 75"
  • Ask if there are any others you get stuck on
  • For those that can read Chinese, there are links to the originals
 

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Is one of those cars a CityRover a rebadged Tata Indica

How many CityRovers/Tata's did they sell in england.
 

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No - they are:

Silver - Rover Streetwise (Rover 25 - with SUV styling)
Grey - MG ZT
Red - Rover 75



http://www3.mg-rover.com/rover_GB_en/static/streetwise.html


Back to the CityRover, the mark 1 sold poorly since it was not much more than a badged Indica and not up to UK standards. The mark 2 is a big improvement and would have sold well except that MG-Rover went into administration just as the first shipload was arriving. However the remaining ones intended for MG-Rover are currently selling very well and Tata have announced that they will set up UK Tata dealers to continue sales.

"How many CityRovers/Tata's did they sell in england."
There are no figures for just England and I don't know where to find UK figures but the Europe (mainly UK) sales were:
2003-487, 2004-6150, 2005-1636

Not sure if 2005 includes ones not sold by MGR - ie the ones stuck on ships at administration and ones built since.
 

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The price for CityRover started at 6000 pounds, I think, and Tata sells the Indica for about 4000 pounds in India.
The engine is based on an Peugeot engine.

And hello to Windy if you are reading this mail. ;)
 

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Indeed :)

There are a lot of people called Andy in the world but I guess this one is a Nanjing fan who can read chinese! :thumb:



As for the CityRover engine, its OK but its not a MG-Rover engine which may be another reason it didn't sell too well. The following figures are a little supprising, they show how good the MG-Rover K-Series engine is!

CityRover engine:
Size 1.4 litre
Power 85Ps
Fuel Consumption 37.9 Miles per gallon

MG ZR (bigger car)
Size 1.8 litre
Power 160Ps
Fuel Consumption 37.6 Miles per gallon

Edit: I just noticed, in the picture there is also an MG TF sports car - there are so many people admiring it that I didn't see it before!
 

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Windy said:
No - they are:

Silver - Rover Streetwise (Rover 25 - with SUV styling)
Grey - MG ZT
Red - Rover 75



http://www3.mg-rover.com/rover_GB_en/static/streetwise.html


Back to the CityRover, the mark 1 sold poorly since it was not much more than a badged Indica and not up to UK standards. The mark 2 is a big improvement and would have sold well except that MG-Rover went into administration just as the first shipload was arriving. However the remaining ones intended for MG-Rover are currently selling very well and Tata have announced that they will set up UK Tata dealers to continue sales.

"How many CityRovers/Tata's did they sell in england."
There are no figures for just England and I don't know where to find UK figures but the Europe (mainly UK) sales were:
2003-487, 2004-6150, 2005-1636

Not sure if 2005 includes ones not sold by MGR - ie the ones stuck on ships at administration and ones built since.

What is that picture of? cityrover? is it a SUV or wagon??
 

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That car is a "Rover 25 - with SUV styling" as Windy said earlier.

That is NOT a 4x4, however. It is only a front wheel drive.
 
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