Thursday 6th February 2003
MG Rover entered the commercial vehicle sector with the launch of the Rover CDV and MG Express vans. The development of car-derived vans from the small car platform, bought the total number of vehicles in production at its single Longbridge factory to eleven. The MG Express, was created from the MG ZR hot-hatch. Prices started at £8,264 (excl. VAT). The Rover CDV was derived from the Rover 25. Available with a 84 hp 1.4-litre petrol and 101 hp 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, the Rover CDV cost £7,072 (excl. VAT). Specification features included the intelligent TrafficMaster traffic alert system.