The Metro turbo is back. A senior figure at Tata Motors confirmed in a recent interview that the Indian firm is to begin shipping turbocharged versions of the slow-selling CityRover to the UK.
The executive director of Tata’s passenger car business, Dr V Sumantran, also confirmed that LHD CityRovers would be shipped at the same time, as MG Rover attempts to boost sales by launching the car in Europe.
Interior quality is said to have been improved and prices will be lowered ‘to take into account the new Fiat Panda’. MGR expected to sell 20,000 CityRovers annually over five years. In 2003, it shifted just 6000. There’s no news yet on whether the blown supermini will be badged MG.