I would say that MR2 means : " Midship Runabout - 2 seats ".

In France, where I live, MR2 are called : "MR coupé". We don't use the word "MR2" because the french prononciation of this word, sounds like the french word for : "shitty".

Hopefully, you only need one ride to realise there is nothing shitty in the car ;-)

Club MR2 France - the French MR2 Club

 Following part (History)        - - U N D E R    C O N S T R U C T I O N - -

1) How did it begin ?

TOP'S CARS Magazine 15th of January 1993 - N° 103

2) First magazines found :

- - - (parts to come...)