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Story by Rover: (Dec 02)

The Rover 75 has won the prestigious Japanese Import Car of The Year award '99-'00 against competition from the world's motor industry. With 484 points it comfortably beat other finalists which included the Audi TT (380 points), the Peugeot 206 (248 points), Mercedes S-class (217 points), VW Beetle (187 points) and the Jaguar S-type (134 points).

Launched into the Japanese market at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, the Rover 75 has received world acclaim with the achievement of several major awards:

The classy Rover 75.

  • Golden Steering Wheel Award, Bild am Sonntag - first ever British-built car
  • The World's Most Beautiful Automobile - High Class Saloon, Italian jury
  • Journal/AA Car of the Year and Business Car of the Year
  • Car of the Year 1999 / Compact Executive Car of the Year - What Car?
  • Diesel Car of the Year - Auto Express
  • World Car 1999 - voted by journalists from Europe, Americas, Asia and Australasia
  • Most Innovative Use of Plastics in powertrain, for 75s plastic intake system - Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)
  • European Car of the Year 2000 - the only executive car short-listed

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