Everything about SANTANA
SANTANA Brand History
Just like the name indicates, Santana Motors is a Spanish car manufacturer, based in Linares, which can be found in the Jaen province in Spain. Apart from sharing its name with a very famous guitarist, the company is also known for producing off road vehicles for a while now.
The company started out under the name of “Metalurgica de Santa Ana” in 1956 and back then it had less to do with the car manufacturing process and more to do with the agricultural machine fabricating process. That means that instead of cars, they were building tractors and other machines used in the agricultural field.
Just two years later, in 1958, the company made an agreement with the Spanish subsidiary of Citroen after which Santana motors began producing gear boxes for Citroen Hispania. But the first big landmark in the Santana history was the 1961 agreement with “The Land Rover Company Company” which granted the Spanish company the license to produce off-road ve... continue reading SANTANA history →