Rover SD1 is the designation for a series of cars produced in the years 1976-1986 by the Specialist Division (Jaguar-Rover-Triumph) and eventually the Austin Rover Division. They were sold under different names and were available as a 5-door hatchback with rear-wheel drive and a front-mounted engine. A total of 303 345 examples were produced and replaced by the Rover 800. The “SD” in ‘s name stands for Specialist Division.

SD1s were the last cars with the Rover logo to be produced in Solihull. Other models were already in production with the former British Motor Corporation factories at Longbridge and Cowley. The cars were available with a 2.4-litre I4 diesel engine and several petrol engines, ranging from a 2-litre I4 to a 3.5-litre V8. The engines were mated to a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission.