The specification enhancements will apply to 2003 model year Rover 25 and 45 ranges, and include rear parking distance sensors that are standard on all Rover 45s (optional on the 25 range), and an optional satellite navigation unit across both ranges.
The manufacturer has changed the interior of the cars, picking up some cues from the Rover 75 interior, and Rover is also promising sharper steering and security improvements.
Interior changes include new instrument graphics on 'parchment' coloured dials similar to those of the 75, new graphics for the heating and ventilation controls, a new steering wheel and gear knob design and a new straight-grain Rosewood effect for fascia and door garnish inserts.
They also include a new range of seat fabrics and interior colours and in the Rover 45 the front seats have been completely re-designed.
Rover also unveiled special edition Rover 25 and 45 Impression models. Extra features on the Rover 25 Impression special edition include 15” Turbine alloy wheels, electric sunroof and remote central door locking. Prices start at £8,970.
On the Rover 45 Impression 5-door, extras include air conditioning, CD tuner, remote central door locking, four airbags and electric front windows. Pricing for the 45 range starts at £11,750.