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Austin Motor Company

Austin Motor Company
Company nameAustin Motor Company
IndustryAutomotive
FateMerged, The marque is dormant and may be reused.
SuccessorBritish Motor Corporation
Founded1905
Defunct1952
HeadquartersLongbridge, England

Austin Motor Company

NameAustin Marque
TypeAutomotive marque
CurrentownerSAIC
Discontinued1987
PreviousownersAustin Motor Company (1905 1952)
BMC (1952 1967)
British Leyland (1967 1986)
Rover Group (1986 1988)
BAe (1988 1994)
BMW (1994 2000)
MG Rover Group (2000 2005)

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The Austin Motor Company was a British manufacturer of automobiles. The company was founded in 1905 and merged in 1952 into the British Motor Corporation Ltd. The marque Austin was used until 1987. The trademark is currently owned by SAIC after being transferred from bankrupt subsidiary Nanjing Automotive.


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