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Rover or rovers stems from middle English "roven", which means "to move around, stray." It may refer to:


Rover car marque[edit]

  • Rover (marque), marque consisting of cars and (earlier) motorcycles. The brand first appeared in 1885 and dissolved in 2005. It was owned by several companies:
    • Rover Company (1885–1967), a British bicycle, motorcycle and car manufacturing company, absorbed into Leyland Motor Corporation in 1967
    • British Leyland (1968–1986), successor of Leyland Motor Corporation, owned lots of marques; one of which was Rover
    • Rover Group (1986–2000), the new name given to Leyland in 1986 after the company divested its other divisions, later sold to BMW
    • MG Rover Group (2000–2005), a company formed in 2000 when BMW sold most of the Rover Group to the Phoenix Consortium

Related companies using the marque[edit]

  • Land Rover Group (1981–1987), a light commercial vehicle division of Leyland
  • Freight Rover (1981–1986), a commercial van/truck manufacturing division of Leyland
  • Land Rover, a 4x4, SUV and all-terrain vehicle manufacturer sold by BMW to Ford in 2000, and now owned by Tata Motors

Other automobiles[edit]


  • GWR Rover class, a class of locomotives
  • Rover was one of the GWR 3031 Class locomotives that were built for and run on the Great Western Railway between 1891 and 1915.

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