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It was the result of a comprehensive restructuring programme intended to rescue BL from almost-certain oblivion. At that time BL Cars had 34 factories
A tie up had been made with Honda producing versions of the Ballade as the Triumph Acclaim which later became the Rover 213/216
1980 Launched the Austin Mini-Metro. This later developed into the Rover 100 until it ceased production in 1997
Tie up with Honda and launched versions of the Ballade as the Triumph Acclaim and then as the Rover 213/216
1981 The volume car business was rechristened as the Austin Rover Group and focused primarily on the Austin and Rover marques
1982 BL Light Medium Cars Division mentioned.