A Colourful History
Rover has been through a succession of owners, from its beginnings as part of British Leyland, up until it was split from the Land Rover marque when Ford purchased the 4x4 division. Despite the turbulence in the background, Rover have produced many successful models, including the Rover 200 and the much acclaimed Rover 75.
The Biggest Casualty
BMW paid £800 Million pounds for Rover Group Holdings, and poured much more money into trying to turn the manufacturer around. However, despite BMW’s best efforts, Rover’s fortunes didn’t improve much, and after 6 years BMW announced their plan to sell Rover. As part of the sale, the Land Rover brand was separated out and sold as a separate entity to Ford Motor Company.