Hindustan Motors Limited has quietly slipped in a BS4 version of the facelifted 2011 Ambassador Grand Sedan. The 2011 Ambassador is not really new in anyway and has absolute no structural or mechanical changes to it. The stately grand daddy of Indian cars now gets a bunch of new features both in the interiors as well as the mechanicals, finally bringing the Ambassador out of ancient times, into a modicum of modernity.
The 2011 Ambassador is not really new in anyway and has absolute no structural or mechanical changes to it. Powered by a OHC 1,817cc MPFI petrol engine producing 71bhp of power at 4800Rpm and 13.7kgm of torque at 2250rpm, the car is mated to 5-speed manual transmission. The top variant of the Hindustan Ambassador is priced at an insane Rs. 7.03 lakh (on-road, Bangalore).
No, we aren’t talking about ABS and cruise control here but of features like power windows, rear AC vents, a mobile charging point, better leather upholstery and stuff that an Ambassador buyer would actually bother having in his medieval mobile. Powered by a OHC 1,817cc MPFI petrol engine producing 71bhp of power at 4800Rpm and 13.7kgm of torque at 2250rpm, the car is mated to 5-speed manual transmission. The top variant of the Hindustan Ambassador is priced at an insane Rs. 7.03 lakh (on-road, Bangalore).
Now, if a malfunction indicator/engine checks light and a digital odometer-tripmeter combination are “brand new features”, we really are speechless at what to say next. All said, the Ambassador still has highly economical spare parts and a solid 50,000 kilometer warranty, which surprisingly is valid only for 1 year. Apart from this, the Ambassador, with it’s terrific ride quality will make you feel good about your purchase and this apart, the car still has a lot of street cred in rural.
A classic case of too-little-too-late? We’re afraid that’s exactly the case with the 2011 Ambassador Grand. Why on the earth would anyone, except the Amby romantics, go ahead and buy the Ambassador when there are options like the Indigo Manza which offers much more than the Ambassador at roughly the same price? We seriously think it’s high time that HM gives the Ambassador a total redesign on Retro-Classic lines instead of flogging a almost-dead horse. Any which ways, here’s a round up of all the features on the 2011 Ambassador Grand .
2011 Ambassador Grand Exterior Features –
* Side Indicator with Escutcheon
* Rear view mirror
* Headlamp with Clear glass
* Body color bumper
* Full wheel hub cover
* Soft touch door handle
* Diamond cut tail lamp
2011 Ambassador Grand other Features-
* 5-Speed gear box
* Power steering for easy maneuverability
* Power windows
* Music System
* Molded Door Pad
* Mobile Charger
* Spacious Interiors
* Digital Trip Meter with multi-trip option
* Malfunction Indicator
2011 Ambassador Grand Colours –
* Jet Black
* Lunar Silver
* Fire Brick Red
* Oyster Blue
* Ecru Beige
* Crystal White
Also see – Amby simply refuses to die
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