BODY STYLING & INTERIOR
The car you drive should be able to meet the most varying demands of your lifestyle. suiting your leisure pursuits as well as your business needs. For this reason. the new Rover 800 Series offers you a choice of style; the classically elegant Saloon, or the more overtly sporting Fastback, with its additional loadspace flexibility.
Both body styles are exceptionally accommodating, with a rear seat squab designed to fold forward to increase the boot stowage area and also divided into 60/40 portions. Thus you can fold down the smaller portion to provide additional luggage space, yet comfortably seat two passengers in the back. or fold down the larger portion to further expand the stowage space whilst still having room for a rear seat passenger. On both Saloon and Fastback, the wide loading aperture, combined with the low sill, make it easier to lift suitcases in and out. A remote boot release is a further convenient feature.
The boot of the Rover 800 Saloon offers an ample 18.72 cu.ft.* of luggage room. The Rover 800 Fastback provides still more generous accommodation, giving all the space you could require for business or leisure. With the rear seat folded forwards, a 49.6 cu.ft.* load area is at your disposal.
*Luggage capacity is reduced by 0.25cu.ft. (0.07cu.m.) when CD auto-changer is fitted.
No matter how long or arduous the journey, driving is never anything less than a pleasure in the new Rover 800 Series. The briefest glance inside the spacious, welcoming interior instantly reveals the distinctive Rover qualities. The harmony of design, the fine upholstery, the lustre of burr walnut veneer sweeping around the curving fascia all speak of Rover’s expertise in creating luxury cars.
The seats provide levels of comfort that leave you feeling refreshed even after the longest journey. Skilfully contoured for excellent lateral support, they incorporate Rover’s ‘dual hardness’ seat foams. In a sophisticated manufacturing process, firmer foams are encapsulated by softer ones, giving the perfect blend of correct support and cushioned comfort.
The Rover Vitesse, as the performance leader of the range, is fitted with Recaro seats which are both sporting and luxurious. A number of models have the refinement of power adjustment for the driver’s seat. The most opulent have power adjustment for both front seats, combined with a memory for the position of driver’s seat and door mirrors. So if you can be persuaded to part with your car to another driver, restoring your particular driving position is quick and easy.
Every detail of the new Rover 800 Series demonstrates quality of the very highest level. To achieve this Rover have used the most advanced technology in the industry. Normally the final representation of the finished vehicle prior to the development of pre-production models is a glass fibre styling model. For the new Rover 800 Series, a full size graphite model was also created. With the advantages of strength, lightness and stability, the use of graphite gives unprecedented precision in the accuracy of the final panel fit and surface form.
State of the art techniques were also used for tool manufacture. A special five-axis machining process allows tools to be produced directly from the master database containing the hundreds of thousands of dimensional measurements which make up the car body – greatly increasing the accuracy of the tools and hence the finished product.
Quality that is designed in is also built in. The extensive use of zinc-coated steels is combined with an exhaustive series of corrosion protection treatments. Beneath the deep paint finish is a rugged durability that will stand the test of time; making the new Rover 800 Series a car that you will still be proud to own in the years to come.