How Bmw Zipped In And Called Rover Right Over

It was the closest relationship between any Japanese and European carmaker. It began with a modest licensing agreement Honda Motor Co. made with Rover Group Ltd. nearly 15 years ago. The partnership blossomed in 1990, when Honda bought a 20% stake in Rover and the British company took a 20% stake in Honda's British operations. By combining Honda's engineering knowhow with Rover's design skill, the Japanese partner turned out to be a blessing for Rover.

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