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Top 10 MG Rover Might-Have-Beens

During its final years of struggle, MG Rover was on a corporate rollercoaster, with numerous deals with other car manufacturers looking likely and then failing, while promising-looking concept cars appeared when funds allowed. Let’s take a look at ten of the biggest lost opportunities for MG Rover – and ponder how things could have been so different...

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The Rover TCV

Rover’s plans for a new range of family cars got as far as the R30 concept during BMW’s final years in charge. But when the Phoenix Consortium took control and launched MG Rover in 2000, it knew its existing models were on borrowed time and that replacements were desperately needed. The result was the unveiling of the Rover TCV (Tourer Concept Vehicle) at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show, proving that MGR had the skills and imagination to create a truly modern Rover for the new millennium. Based on the 75’s platform, this commodious five-door showed real promise for the future.

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bobber    on 19 February 2018

And the Phoenix Four merely made a mint for themselves and left the workers at Longbridge with diddly-squat. At least BMW have salvaged something from Cowley AND honoured the pension scheme.

GRAHAM COLLINS    on 19 February 2018

Looks like Vauxhall are doomed just like Rover. I served my apprenticeship in the Ellesmere Port plant when they had 12,000 workers! Also Luton and Dunstable had huge factories. Now gone and sold off for peanuts!
My family have a combined service of over 300 years - what a waste.....

Will PSA keep the brand? I think not.......

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