Compact version of the Ambassador likely to launch early next year

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013 - 3:27pm IST

HM Ambassador sub-4m variantHindustan Times has reported that Hindustan Motors is currently developing the sub-4m version of the Ambassador that may finally launch in early 2014.

Initial test mules of the compact Ambassador were spotted testing in 2010. Pune-based Onix studios were rumored to be design consultants to HM for the program. Past the initial euphoria, we’ve not seen even traces of this variant on media reports or testing on public roads.

The company was rumored to be working on a 21st generation Amby in 2010 featuring a sleek design and modern interior, but since then there’s been no further updates on this matter either. Hindustan Motors wielded the Ambassador platform once again to the launch the Veer, a single cab pickup version, in select markets, in 2011.

February 2013 was a memorable month for HM as sales of the Amby drove past 500 units. Besides convincing cab operators, sales of the 50 year old nameplate surged in the personal segment too. To keep it on the growth path, the company is readying a BS4 compliant engine which is expected to launch by June.

21st century Hindustan Motors Ambassador
Our digital artist Shoeb envisioned a 21st century, youth-focused Ambassador back in 2010.

With the new variant added to the lineup, the company hopes it can shift 5,000-5,500 units of the good old Amby into India in the next financial year.

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3 thoughts on “Compact version of the Ambassador likely to launch early next year

  1. ch nsk ramachandra rao. says:

    Many people are waiting for upcomming new ambassador car 2013 and also taxi owners much awaiting for the premior first indian automobile Ambassador car in new look. And i heard from the mouths on the main roads and street roads they are discussing about upcomming new indian legend ambassador car in new look ,style and new face it would be relesed shortly on indian roads.

  2. hope hm will do something similar to srk’s redention basing on a Mitsubishi donor chassis. Or why not consider the Rover 75 presently manufactured as Roewe by SAIC It is to be replaced by a GM based model and the toolings may be easily available. Also,the Rover 75 was orginally developed by BMW and was one of the best cars in its segment but got trapped in the end 90s crisis in BMW…


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