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Old 09-26-2017, 05:46 AM
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I'm just totally confused. Is "Road Rover" going to be the JLR version of the Volvo S60 Cross Country? I'm totally not seeing how there's space in the Land Rover/Range Rover lineup for an entire sub-brand of things resembling traditional SUVs.
Road Rover would be a new sub-brand, presumably with cars along the line of the S60 Cross Country and every other similar vehicle on the market, different sizes and price points. No point in arguing if there is space for it when the Germans and most other brands have squeezed themselves into every other segment.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:34 AM
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Does JLR have the rights to the brand name?
I'm rather certain that they don't. I remember the discussions around the time of Rover's bankruptcy around naming rights, I'm not certain who got them (certainly not Rowe, who got the technology), but JLR rather likely not...

Some of the old BL names even are with BMW still....
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:25 AM
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Land Rovers were made by Rover after WW2, when steel was scarce and aluminium plentiful.
The Rover brand is now owned by Tata (according to wikipedia)
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:20 AM
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Land Rovers were made by Rover after WW2, when steel was scarce and aluminium plentiful.
The Rover brand is now owned by Tata (according to wikipedia)
Interesting, then back with JLR. However I doubt a large Rover would sell too well after the impression that the last models, facelifted too often and staying beyond their welcome date, left. And then we are still kindly forgetting the City Rover
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:29 AM
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I think the chinese have it now.
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Apparently, SAIC was unable to purchase the rights to the Rover brand name, so Roewe.

Back in the day, Rover was a much respected marque, owned and driven by doctors, lawyers and other wealthy professionals and even the Prime Minister. Admittedly, a couple of decades of British Leyland and later owners have tarnished the reputation.

But Road Rover is something else. It was originally supposed to be what the Range Rover became.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/opinion/in...echoes-history
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Rover is the original company. They created the Land Rover as a model, then prototyped the Road Rover which became the Range Rover.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:03 PM
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Seriously...mods or Ascariss?
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would be interesting to see if a range rover or "road" rover badge would be enough to make a wagon a sales success in the US. i doubt it personally but the Porsche Panamera wagon should be telling.
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Apparently, SAIC was unable to purchase the rights to the Rover brand name, so Roewe.

Back in the day, Rover was a much respected marque, owned and driven by doctors, lawyers and other wealthy professionals and even the Prime Minister. Admittedly, a couple of decades of British Leyland and later owners have tarnished the reputation.

But Road Rover is something else. It was originally supposed to be what the Range Rover became.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/opinion/in...echoes-history
Dad's boss had one back in the 60s, the gentleman went through Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Austin, Morris, whatever but the Rover lasted and lasted.
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