Rover has created a concept version of the 75 to celebrate the first 100 years of the Rover marque.

The Rover 75 Coupe concept car has been inspired by the Rover P4, the P5 coupe, the P6 2000 model and the bold SD1 hatchback.

The Rover 75 Coupe concept is apparently “a beautiful and elegant two-door expression of the stylish 75 Saloon.” The concept’s interior strongly focuses on Yew wood and Tan leather hide to create a “welcoming interior.”

Peter Stevens, Rover’s design director says: “I want people to turn away for a moment from post modern brutalism and to enjoy the elegant and timeless lines of the 75 Coupe’s design. The true character of a Rover comes from its ability to present a cosseting environment with comfort and refinement being the high priorities, elements that should be expressed in the form and detailing of the exterior of the car.”

“Heritage is a great strength for a marque as it gives you the terms of reference and something to build on for the future. That is exactly how we saw the challenge of presenting a Rover concept in its Centenary year.”