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1986 in motoring

Summary
1986 in motoring includes developments in the automotive industry throughout the year 1989 by various automobile manufacturers, grouped by country. The automotive industry designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells motor vehicles. United Kingdom BL (formerly British Leyland Limited) was renamed to Rover Group. The Rover Group's Leyland Trucks division (which included its Freight Rover van business) was merged with the Dutch DAF Trucks company to form the new commercial vehicle company DAF NV. The new company's trucks (built in Leyland, Lancashire, England and Eindhoven, Netherlands) and its vans built in Birmingham, England, were branded as Leyland DAF for the UK market and as DAF for other European and worldwide markets. The Rover SD1 ceased production after 10 years and was replaced with the Rover 800, which was the third product of the venture with Honda. The Japanese version of this Rover model was the Honda Legend although SD1 sales continues into 1987 and was
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