It shared its chassis with the AR6 concept. To be honest it took most of its styling from it as well. It was however fitted with the 1.4ltr K Series engine so at least the handling and performance characteristics should have been in keeping with its predecessor.
I often go on about the “what if’s” in the history of Rover/MG however I’m glad this didn’t make production leaving the way for the mid engined MGF 10 year later. I think it would have been seen as a smaller younger brother to the Rover 200 series convertible due to its boxy styling.
Picture taken from AROnline.
Original AR6 3 door concept for comparison-
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