The 600's interior included wood and chrome trim, as well as relatively high equipment levels, although rear legroom was criticised as rather constrained. The interior was derived from the Japanese-built Honda Ascot Innova, the only difference being the added passenger airbag on certain models. Carpet was also not evident along the bottom trim of the dashboard, although it did feature there on the Innova.
The Honda-derived chassis was reported to give a comfortable but unsporting ride. Given the Rover's equipment, prices were reasonably competitive in the large family car segment and considerably lower than the price of such compact executive cars such as the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
After six years, Rover 600 production ceased in the Spring of 1999; it was replaced with the retro-styled Rover 75 developed under BMW's stewardship. The 75 also replaced the larger 800 Series.
The 600 had been a popular car in the compact executive sector, with a large percentage of sales being to the fleet market.