The first pictures of the new models that could yet revive the fortunes of the MG Rover company were revealed today.
The shots of the replacement for Rover's 45 and 75 models are in this week's Auto Express.
According to the magazine the two new models will be produced at the Longbridge plant and go on sale in 2007.
Auto Express said the models would be the first products of a joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) - the Chinese firm which owns the intellectual property rights to the Rover 25 and 75 models and the K-series engine range - and an as-yet unnamed company.
The magazine said: "With more radical styling than previous Rovers yet still with an emphasis on comfort and quality, the replacements should find favour with new and existing customers." The magazine said new MG versions could also go on sale in 2007.
Editor-in-chief David Johns said: "These two exciting new cars show that rumours of MG Rover's extinction has been very much exaggerated.
"And with a joint venture with SAIC close to agreement, perhaps Britain's most important motor manufacturer can now look forward to a bright future."