on 6/4/00 12:55 pm, Bowen, Patrick A RP2 at PABowen@sar.med.navy.mil spoke
> OK, Second time people. Pay attention. Rover Group actually owns the
> Marques of all the old British Cars, it is actually what is left of the
> whole British Leyland Conglomerate and a couple others. Around 1994 or so
> Rover Group was bought by BMW, hence Land Rover is now owned and made by
> BMW, and all cars that Land Rover makes (or might make) are in effect
> owned/built by BMW as well. So are the new minis being made by BMW or Rover
> Group - the answer is YES and BOTH. They are built under Rover Group a
> subsidiary of BMW. Jaguar is now owned by FORD and has absolutely no
> connection to this.
> Did we get it that time?
BMW are in the process of selling ALL it's UK car production interests.
An investment company called Alchemy has bought the Rover part of the
business, but will be trading as MG and not Rover. It's target market will
be specialist cars in low production volumes. (Sports cars??)
Land Rover has been sold to Ford.
Where this leaves the Rover name is anybody's guess. It will probably leave
may people without jobs in Birmingham.