Car of 1991 Rover Metro

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - The Way We Were -

Hav­ing been launched in May 1990, the Rover Metro cer­tainly had a highly suc­cess­ful 1991. It won the What Car Car of The Year award while the Rover Group was joint win­ner of the pres­ti­gious Fel­low­ship of En­gi­neer­ing Award for its new Rover Metro.

The en­gi­neer­ing award was pre­sented by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Ed­in­burgh, to John Tow­ers, Rover Group’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, prod­uct sup­ply and the mem­bers of the Metro de­sign and de­vel­op­ment team.

The Fel­low­ship made the Rover Group joint win­ner for ‘the in­no­va­tive de­sign, de­vel­op­ment and man­u­fac­ture of the new Metro which in­cor­po­rates two prin­ci­pal en­gi­neer­ing fea­tures: the new Rover K-series en­gine and the Moul­ton Hy­dra­gas in­ter­con­nected sus­pen­sion sys­tem.

‘The eval­u­a­tion com­mit­tee was also im­pressed by the in­no­va­tions demon­strated in the com­po­si­tion and man­age­ment of the ded­i­cated Rover team cre­ated to de­sign, de­velop, man­u­fac­ture and, in par­tic­u­lar, the alu­minium foundry prac­tices and the en­gi­neer­ing fea­tures of the ve­hi­cle it­self.’

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