1982 When Michael Edwardes left BL, David Andrews was appointed chief executive of Land Rover-Leyland which consisted of the previous BL Commercial Vehicles and the Land Rover Group including:
1983 Austin Rover Group and Leyland Vehicles, the bus and truck division, were both loss making; the other divisions of BL Cars, namely Jaguar and Unipart, were profitable
1986 As part of the privatisation of BL, trade buyers were sought for Land Rover-Leyland except for Leyland Bus which would be sold separately. Leyland Bus was then sold to its management.
The new chairman of BL, Graham Day, split the group into 6 divisions - including Land Rover, Freight Rover and Leyland Truck - and renamed the group Rover Group.
Sources of Information
- ↑ The Times, Sep 01, 1982
- ↑ The Times , Apr 28, 1983
- ↑ Cabinet Office memo 24 March 1986
- ↑ The Times, September 26, 1986