For the other companies with that name, see Rover Group and Rover. The company traded as Rover, manufacturing cars between 1904 and 1967, when it was sold to Leyland Motors, who had already acquired Standard-Triumph six years earlier. Rover effectively became just a brand within BL. Following MG Rover’s collapse in 2005, the Rover marque became land rover freelander 2 parts catalogue pdf, and was subsequently sold by BMW to Ford, who had bought Land Rover from BMW in 2000.
The rights to the Rover brand were transferred along with the Jaguar Cars and Land Rover businesses, to Tata Motors in 2008. After developing the template for the modern bicycle with its Rover Safety Bicycle of 1885, the company moved into the automotive industry. It started building motorcycles and Rover cars, using their established marque with the iconic Viking Longship, from 1904 onwards. Land Rover vehicles were added from 1948 onwards, with all production moving to the Solihull plant after World War II.
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