The hatches retain the 400's iE, IS, iL, iXS and iXL badging with 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre TD engines, while the saloon's upmarket intentions are reinforced with 75-influenced trim designations - Classic, Club and Connoisseur for 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 V6 and 2.0 TD units. Criticised long and loud in the past for some questionable product positioning, Rover has stepped in line to agree the 400's replacement competes with Astra and Focus ... although the company probably wouldn't complain if customers chose to park the higher-spec saloons next to Lagunas, Accords and Primeras.
Rover 45 1.8 Connoisseur
CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.