History of Rover

Rover, in itself, means person who travels without a fixed destination, that freedom in the movement is the main feature of Rover cars. The desire to get to places where no one has arrived, unexplored territories running adventure and feel superior to the Summit or reach a new destination, is representing El Land Rover, Rover cars combines what is a car of luxury and the ability to reach anywhere. Rover has made history with all cars designed so I get to be one of the most important companies of Great Britain, and eventually many of their cars became classics of the automotive industry.

Rover history

Rover industry was not born to designing cars, rather, bicycles. John Starley founded his company with the success of his bicycle in 1885, The Rover Cycle company Ltd. The Rover name comes from the Viking ships, bicycle brand became the most famous in the United Kingdom and with all his popularity Starley decided to expand its products with other vehicles like electric tricycles, which did not achieve great popularity and had few units. When Rover still not delved in the automobile industry, its founder dies leaving a great legacy to their successors.

Rover began in 1904 with the automotive business, as a manufacturer of cars; the company started with simple models and low-cost about 200 pounds, they were mono-cilindricos and 1.3-litre engine, became very popular and its success allowed the growth of brand and their models (4-cylinder).

For 1906 Rover innovated in their cars braking system using the compression of the engine as a brake supplement. During the World War I the Rover industry continued to manufacture other models but the situation forced the company to halt the production of cars and began to manufacture shells and aircraft to stay afloat.

In 1921, Rover was associated with MG (Morris Garages), and to 1923 was built the first body MG Rover, then in 1925 he presented the first Old racing car number one (old number one) which was very fast yet economical.

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Rover began to devise the shield for the following productions, finally was a Viking ship that was used for the first time in 1929 with an additional Viking head on the radiator. Likewise continued the production of new models such as the 8hp air cooled, or the 4-cylinder OHV water-cooled.

Despite the great depression that hit many companies for the beginning of 1930s, Rover overcame as it had done before, the address of the company headed by Spencer Wilks boosted the supply of high quality products. And Rover enjoyed great acceptance in the years before the war and later since other brands became extinct in those years, precisely.

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Model Range Rover that did remember some notable Land Rover features was launched in the 1970s, despite the new creations of the company, this decayed in its economy as well as other companies in the 1980s, by which sealed agreements with other firms including Honda, with whom manufactured the Triumph Acclaim and series Rover 200 , 400, and 600; until in 1994 BMW took control of the company.

Rover went in turn to another company, Ford, due to financial problems. Rover is now somewhat forgotten, under the domain of the Tata company. At the moment the company seeks to invest in its most popular brands trying to reflect the values and personality of the original models, including sophisticated technology.

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Rover Cars Reviews

Rover 75

Rover 75

Just near to the Rover Marque, Rover 75 is a compressed managerial vehicle manufactured by Rover group who are British automobile manufacturers and later the same was manufactured by MG rover. It was presented with facade wheel drive in estate body style or saloon and after that in a long wheel base variety with a back wheel drive and v8 engine.

Technical characteristics of Rover Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Rover Land Rover 1948 55HP (41 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.6 l/100km
2 Rover Land Rover Discovery 3.5i 1992 156HP (114 kW) @ 4750 rpm 5.6 l/100km
3 Rover 2600 1977 137HP (101 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.6 l/100km
4 Rover 2000 SC Automatic 1963 92HP (67 kW) @ 5200 rpm 5.6 l/100km
5 Rover P4-75 1954 81HP (59 kW) @ 4500 rpm 5.6 l/100km
6 Rover 216 GSi 16v 1989 115HP (85 kW) @ 6300 rpm 5.6 l/100km
7 Rover P4-100 1959 94HP (69 kW) @ 4750 rpm 5.6 l/100km
8 Rover Range Rover 4.0 1994 192HP (141 kW) @ 4750 rpm 5.6 l/100km
9 Rover Land Rover Defender 90 2.5 TDi Hard Top 1992 110HP (81 kW) @ 3800 rpm 5.6 l/100km
10 Rover 827 Vitesse 1988 179HP (132 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.6 l/100km
11 Rover Land Rover SWB 1973 71HP (52 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.6 l/100km
12 Rover 75 V8 Saloon 2004 259HP (190 kW) @ 5000 rpm 15.7 l/100km
13 Rover 220 16v GTi 1992 141HP (104 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.6 l/100km
14 Rover Land Rover 88 Regular 1979 71HP (52 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.6 l/100km
15 Rover Mini 1.3i Cooper 1992 63HP (47 kW) @ 5550 rpm 5.6 l/100km