The designers of both Triumph and Rover submitted plans for the new car, of which the latter was chosen. Spen King was responsible for the engineering. The two had previously collaborated on the Range Rover. Design[ edit ] The new car was designed with simplicity of manufacture in mind in contrast to the P6, the design of which was rather complicated in areas such as the De Dion-type rear suspension. The SD1 used a well-known live rear axle instead. This different approach was chosen because surveys showed that although the automotive press was impressed by sophisticated and revolutionary designs the general buying public was not unless the results were good.
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BMC abroad[ edit ] In the s and the s, BMC set up 21 plants overseas, some as subsidiaries, and some as joint ventures, to assemble its vehicles. In the postwar period, the Danish government closely regulated exports and imports to maintain the country's balance of trade. High-value imports such as cars were heavily taxed. Britain bought large amounts of agricultural and meat produce from Denmark, and in response, British cars were subject to a much lower import tax than cars from other countries, making BMC products very popular in the country until the s, when these regulations were relaxed. From to , a company was established in Spain to produce BMC cars under licence, its name was: Government takes over[ edit ] The Wilson Labour government — came to power at a time when British manufacturing industry was in decline and decided that the remedy was to promote more mergers, particularly in the motor industry.
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