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1989-1999 Honda Concerto and Rover 216/416 Air Filter is Designed to Boost Horsepower and Torque

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The K&N 33-2605 replacement air filter is designed to fit into the existing factory air box to provide exceptional airflow and filtration.

In June of 1988 there was a collaboration between the Honda Motor Company and Austin Rover Group. Austin Rover was a British automobile manufacturer that was a subsidiary of British Leyland, maker of the Triumph. A product of the collaboration was the Honda Concerto and the Rover. Both cars were manufactured on the same production line in Longbridge, England, and shared the core structure and mechanicals as the Honda Civic.

Also constructed in Japan, the Concerto came in two styles –- a liftback and sedan. In its first year it was offered in a five-door liftback only and replaced the Honda Integra, also a five-door liftback in some markets. The sedan version lasted to 1993 in most countries where it was sold as well as in the United Kingdom. Sales were lower in comparison to the Rover 200 and Rover 400 Series, which were recognized as the upscale version of the two cars.

Engines used to power the Concerto included:

  • 1.4 liter (SOHC carburetor) with 88-hp
  • 1.5 liter (SOHC SPI) with 90-hp
  • 1.6 liter (DOHC carb) with 100-hp
  • 1.6 liter (SOHC MPI) with 114-hp
  • 1.6 liter (DOHC MPI) with 130-hp
  • 1.8 TD Peugeot supplied turbodiesel (sold in France, Italy and Portugal badged as a Rover 200 diesel)

Honda stopped manufacturing the Concerto in Great Britain when BMW acquired the Austin Rover Group in 1994. Before then Honda and the Austin Rover Group were merged up to 20 percent equally.

From 1990 through 1999 Austin Rover Group produced two Rovers –- the Rover 400 from 1990 through 1999 and the Rover 400 HH-R from 1995 through 1999.

The 400 Series was introduced as a four-door sedan and was similar to the Rover 200 Series hatchback.

Rover Special Products introduced a station wagon, which was dubbed the "Rover 400 Tourer" that was manufactured until 1998. Many of the Tourers were exported to Japan. The same engines that powered the Honda Concerto were used to run the Rover 200 and 400.

The second generation Rover 400 Series debuted in the summer of 1995 as a hatchback and later a sedan. These variants were based on the Honda Domani, which Honda introduced in Japan in 1992 and was part of the Honda Civic range that was sold in Europe as a five-door hatchback.

The Honda Civic was not sold as a sedan in the UK, but a four-door alternative was sold in other markets. This helped to expand the popularity of the Rover model as an up-market executive car.

The K&N 33-2605 replacement air filter has been specifically designed for the Rover and Concerto, custom fits into the existing factory air box, works with the OEM electronics of both cars, and will not void either car's warranty.

The replacement air filter is designed to increase horsepower and acceleration and provide 50 percent more airflow and excellent filtration. It will last for up to 50,000 miles before cleaning is required and can be washed and reused for another 50,000 miles.

K&N filters feature multiple layers of cotton gauze media tucked between two aluminum wire screens and treated with a specially formulated grade of filter oil. The oil makes the cotton's microscopic strands sticky so they capture and hold impurities that would otherwise damage the engine of your car.

K&N offers the 99-5000 air filter cleaning kit that is specially prepared to clean and restore the filters so that they can continue to boost horsepower and acceleration, offer high airflow and excellent filtration for another 50,000 miles. In fact, if you properly clean the air filter with the cleaning kit, it could end up being the last air filter you will ever have to buy for this vehicle.

The K&N 33-2605 replacement air filter fits the following vehicle applications:

1999 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1998 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1997 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1996 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1995 ROVER 416 1.6L L4 - GSi, GTi 16v
1995 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1995 HONDA CONCERTO 1.6L L4
1995 HONDA CONCERTO 1.5L L4
1994 ROVER 416 1.6L L4 - GSi, GTi 16v
1994 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1994 HONDA CONCERTO 1.6L L4
1994 HONDA CONCERTO 1.5L L4
1993 ROVER 416 1.6L L4 - GSi, GTi 16v
1993 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1993 HONDA CONCERTO 1.6L L4
1993 HONDA CONCERTO 1.5L L4
1992 ROVER 416 1.6L L4 - GSi, GTi 16v
1992 ROVER 216 1.6L L4 - Exc., 112BHP
1992 HONDA CONCERTO 1.6L L4 - w/Panel Filter
1992 HONDA CONCERTO 1.5L L4
1992 HONDA CONCERTO 1.4L L4 CARB
1991 ROVER 416 1.6L L4 - GSi, GTi 16v
1991 HONDA CONCERTO 1.6L L4 - w/Panel Filter
1991 HONDA CONCERTO 1.5L L4
1991 HONDA CONCERTO 1.4L L4 CARB
1990 ROVER 416 1.6L L4 - GSi, GTi 16v
1990 HONDA CONCERTO 1.6L L4 - w/Panel Filter
1990 HONDA CONCERTO 1.5L L4
1990 HONDA CONCERTO 1.4L L4 CARB
1989 ROVER 416 1.6L - GSi, GTi 16v
1989 HONDA CONCERTO 1.6L L4 - w/Panel Filter
1989 HONDA CONCERTO 1.5L L4
1989 HONDA CONCERTO 1.4L L4 CARB

You can view all the air filters that K&N makes for these vehicles at the Air Filters for the Honda Concerto, Air Filters for the Rover 216 and Air Filters for the Rover 416 pages. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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