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2005 Rover 75 Classic [R40]

2005 Rover 75 [R40] in V for Vendetta, Movie, 2005 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

2005 Rover 75 Classic [R40]

Position 00:16:25 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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antp BE

2006-07-09 22:27

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[Image: rover750016503sl.6313.jpg]

J-2 ES

2006-07-09 23:00

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2005

G-MANN UK

2006-07-09 23:36

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The Rover 75 was facelifted in 2004, though this car may well have been brand new when the film was made in 2005, the final year for Rover.

landrover1 AR

2006-07-09 23:52

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G-MANN wrote The Rover 75 was facelifted in 2004, though this car may well have been brand new when the film was made in 2005, the final year for Rover.


yea...but the rover group still alive, now is part of a china car holding
here is the link
www.mg-rover.com

G-MANN UK

2006-07-10 00:54

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But for now the brand is defunct and production has ceased. Most consumers probably won't miss Rover, it's really been lagging behind in the market in recent years (though the 75 was a bit of an improvement) but it was the last mass-production independent British car company, Vauxhall has long been part of GM, Ford owns Jaguar, Land-Rover and Aston Martin, BMW owns Rolls-Royce and Volkswagen owns Bentley. All we have now are the smaller sports car companies such as Lotus, Morgan and TVR (and that's owned by a Russian) and some other makes that most people haven't even heard of, like Bristol.

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antp BE

2006-07-10 12:32

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G-MANN wrote All we have now are the smaller sports car companies such as Lotus, Morgan and TVR (and that's owned by a Russian) and some other makes that most people haven't even heard of, like Bristol.

Lotus is owned by Proton :D

datsunZ IT

2006-11-21 13:38

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The Rover 75 now is reborn in China as...Roewe!!!(name recalls that originary)

junkman UK

2006-11-21 13:49

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Just looked at the Rover website. Streetwise, roflmao! They gonna go broke again in no time.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2006-11-21 13:49

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datsunZ wrote
The Rover 75 now is reborn in China as...Roewe!!!(name recalls that originary)

SAIC bought the intellectual property rights for the Rover 75 from MG Rover. Then, after MG Rover went bankrupt, Nanjing Automotive Group bought the tooling and the MG name, and both companies will now make their own versions of the 75. According to Wikipedia:
Quote Roewe is an automobile marque created by the Chinese firm Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), to use on the cars it plans to build based on the MG Rover technology it has bought[1].

The marque will appear first on the company's new version of the Rover 75. Roewe (also known as Rongwei) will be publicly launched at the November Motor Show in Beijing in 2006, where the revised 75 will be on display. The car is expected to be larger than the equivalent MG Rover model, but share some similar components such as parts of the interior and the engines[2]. Over 30 new models are expected to be launched under the marque between 2006 and 2011, whilst 120,000 Roewe cars are expected to be produced by SAIC in 2007.

The use of the Roewe name is due to SAIC's inability to buy the rights to the Rover name from BMW due to Ford Motor Company picking up their option on the name. The Roewe name and badge were meant to be similar to the Rover name and badge because of this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roewe

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Quote In 2007, the Naning Automobile plans to build 13,000 cars based on the Rover 75 / MG ZT lower-premium sedan. It also plans 7,000 MG TF convertible sports cars.

Nanjing's Rover 75-based cars will be mostly sedans that will be called the MG 7. Nanjing will also build some station wagons called the MG 7T. It intends to build the MG 7 in both China and at the former MG Rover factory in Longbridge, England.

Link to "en.wikipedia.org"

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junkman UK

2006-11-22 10:53

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Gag Halfrunt wrote ...It intends to build the MG 7 in both China and at the former MG Rover factory in Longbridge, England.


So the Chinese are outsourcing to England?

Gag Halfrunt UK

2006-11-22 12:36

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junkman wrote So the Chinese are outsourcing to England?

Restarting production at Longbridge (and rehiring at least some former MG Rover workers) is a good public relations move -- it says that Nanjing wants to give something back to Britain. Nanjing might also be planning to send Chinese workers for training at Longbridge or bring Longbridge instructors to China -- either way, they would gain access to production line expertise which they might not have at home.

Furthermore, the EU has imposed import quotas on Chinese clothing. If large numbers of Chinese cars are imported into the EU in the coming years, they may face quotas too, but Nanjing would be able to avoid them by having a factory inside the EU. (IIRC Japanese car makers opened factories in European countries to sidestep an informal limit on imports from Japan.)

Sandie SX

2011-02-06 15:53

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Classic

troubadour UK

2013-06-02 16:00

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Interesting choice of car.

There is a scene in which we learn about the background of Evey via an information system inside the car. This is obviously a modification of the "hi-line" onboard sat-nav system which came as an option on the model range. I imagine it would not have been too onerous a task to make a CD to show the necessary image on the screen.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2013-06-02 16:05

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It would be easier just to add the graphics in post-production. Computer and video displays in films are often done that way.

troubadour UK

2013-06-03 01:24

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True, but my point is that the aperture in the dash, in which the computer display is situated, already exists by virtue of the sat-nav option, and thus no modification of the dash was necessary for the computer display.

Incidentally, that the car was a Classic variant, as opposed to either a Club or Connoisseur, is shown by the picture submitted by antp in 2006 which, viewed in browser, reveals the wheels to be steel with plastic hubcaps. Other variants (and, I believe, some Classics) had alloy wheels as standard.

My own Rover 75, now sadly defunct, was a Club and had alloys.

afonso BR

2015-10-12 00:55

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