Archive : Albion name goes in BLMC rationalization

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

British Leyland is dropping Albion, one of the best known names in the commercial vehicle industry as part of the continuing rationalization of its truck and bus division. All Albion trucks will in future be marketed as Leylands. The change has been timed to coincide with a facelift for Albion’s three models, the Clydesdale, Chieftain, and Receiver, covering the medium capacity, premium truck market from 3.5 to 24 tons gross vehicle weight.

Changes include a new cab, frame and cross-members, and, on the six-wheeler, a new bogie. All three trucks now.share many components with existing trucks built at Leyland; There is still a long way to go before the British group can match the degree of rationalization already achieved by Mercedes, its biggest European rival. BLMC still has too many scattered factories and too many engines.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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