When did Austin change to Rover?

When did Austin change to Rover?

Austin Rover Group

The “chevron” logo of the Austin Rover Group, which originally represented all of the former British Leyland marques
Industry Automotive
Defunct 1989
Fate renamed
Successor Rover Group Ltd

When did British Leyland become Austin Rover?

1988 Rover Group plc is privatised; sold to British Aerospace, and renames itself Rover Group Car Holdings Ltd; its two remaining subsidiaries being Austin Rover and Land Rover.

When was the last Austin car made?

Austin Motor Company

Official marque logo, revised by current owners SAIC.
Product type Automotive marque
Owner SAIC
Discontinued 1987
Previous owners Austin Motor Company (1905–1952) BMC (1952–1967) British Leyland (Austin Rover) (1967–1988) Rover Group (1988–2005)

Who owns the Rover Group?

British Leyland
British Aerospace
Rover Group/Parent organizations

When did Honda buy Rover?

After lengthy negotiations, a formal agreement was signed on April 14, 1990, which, reflecting the disparity in the size of the companies, provided that Honda take a 20% stake in Rover and that Rover become a 20% owner of Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing Ltd.

Where was the Austin Princess made?

the United Kingdom
The Princess is a large family car produced in the United Kingdom by the Austin-Morris division of British Leyland from 1975 until 1981 (1982 in New Zealand). The car inherited a front-wheel drive / transverse engine configuration from its predecessor, the Austin/Morris 1800 range.

Did British Leyland own Land Rover?

1978: Land Rover Limited becomes its own company under British Leyland Motors, 30 years after the creation of the first Land Rover model. 2008: Tata Motors based in Mumbai, India purchases Land Rover and Jaguar from Ford, and creates a new Jaguar Land Rover subsidiary.

What is an Austin 7?

The Austin 7 is an economy car that was produced from 1923 until 1939 in the United Kingdom by Austin. Many Austin 7s were rebuilt as “specials” after the Second World War, including the first race car built by Bruce McLaren, and the first Lotus, the Mark I.

What was the first Austin car?

Austin bought a disused printing works and founded the Austin Motor Company in 1905. The first car to be produced was a four-cylinder model. The design featured a vertical engine that was similar to the English-built Clement-Gladiators assembled in the same factory.

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