“Under the auspices of the Leyland Cars regime and in the spirit of increased inter-divisional partnership, the Triumph SD2 was replaced by the TM1 project (for Triumph-Morris). TM1 was formalised as a proposal to the Product planning department in September 1975 and the reasoning behind its creation was described in the document: “the case for commonality has remained a strong one, even though in the UK the current models compete in largely different market sectors. Moreover, recent events have made it clear that resources do not exist to develop two separate models in reasonable time.”
Project SD1 – first pilot build car on production line.
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