Going back to our traditional cars, here is one of the cars which would never die nor would it be crushed into a thin metal or sheet like a scrap. Hindustan Motors has decided to modify the traditional Ambassador with the specifications and design meeting the current market. It will be a hatchback version and is expected to hit the Indian market by the end of 2013-2014.
The reason for introducing this car would be the increased sales in the recent past. The car is expected to have all the features as well as better interiors which the current model is lacking. Hindustan Motors managing director and CEO, Uttam Bose reported that this hatchback is in its design stage of development and would be developed in the existing Ambassadors Uttarpara plant. However currently the diesel version of this car available is Bharath stage III compliant and also the new Bharath stage IV compliant diesel version would be available in the coming June which would be powered with different engine with no change in the external structure.
Currently, there are several versions of this car available on-sale i,e 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engine, 1.8-litre petrol engine and 1.8-litre CNG or LPG variants. At present, although the company has a capacity to produce 25,000 vehicles a year, they’re not utilising more than 10,000. The additional capacity will be utilised once the hatchback version is launched. Nothing much is known about the upcoming Ambassador hatch.
Source – Business Standard