Rover - British company producing jeeps and cars. The company was founded in 1896 under the leadership of John Kemp Starley, considering that this first company produced only bicycles. The first car went on sale in 1904 Rover 8, which could accommodate two places and worked on one cylinder, the engine power was only 8 horsepower. The following model was released in 1905, which had a rear springs. In the same year began to be produced even more advanced vehicles - 10/20 and 16/20. These cars were on the four-cylinder engines. In 1907, there was a great event - Rover 20 car race on the Isle of Man won the first prize. Rover 12 was released in 1912, which is supplied with a powerful oil pump.
After World War II in the sale appears more and promoted new P2 car. For export to the international level is available with the steering wheel on the left side of the cabin. Export companies began to increase in 1947 to 75%. New cars have started to produce in 1953. These were brand Rover and Rover 4 4 (P4 90 P4 60), which had four engines and six cylinder. After that, the company has proposed to strengthen the braking system in 1956. In the same year came a completely new model P4 105, which has an automatic transmission, the installation is made directly to the company Rover. In 1958, under the leadership of David Bach released new car Rover P5, which was made in a new design and characterized by a unique handling. This was due to the presence of torsion bar suspension and rear leaf spring suspension was.
As a result of cooperation with a Japanese company in 1984 produced a compact and easy to use Rover 200, with drive to the front axle. The basis of this model was the Honda Civic. More new and ambitious Rover 800 (Sedan), which had a V6 engine from Honda is sold on the international market in 1986, and three years later produced an even more refined Rover 400. It was the perfect upgrade cars 200 series. The debut of the second generation Rover 800 characterized the 1992 Coupe and the new model is available in two years. After a certain time, in 1997, Rover «acquainted" with the new car brands Land Rover Freelander.