Rover Group emerged from the British Leyland disaster in the early 1980s as one of the few surviving automakers. Rover's controversial alliance with Honda allowed Rover to reintroduce its products to the US market. Honda's new luxury car, the Acura Legend was used as the basis for the Sterling 825. The Sterling name was a new brand used in place of Rover since the Rover brand had left the US market in 1981. The Sterling 825 parts were quite attractive with up-to-date aero styling and a traditionally British wood and leather interior. A limited dealer network and quality issues meant that sales never took off, so Sterling and Rover left for good this time after the 1992 model year. Rover went on until 2005 when it declared bankruptcy.