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Hindustan Motors’ troubles might soon come to an end. If the company’s managing director and CEO Uttam Bose is to be believed, the company’s “talks with the international companies are in an advanced stage and something will fructify definitely” to set up a joint venture. A PTI report on the Economic Times has Bose saying that something will crystallize before the end...

Hindustan Motors will, in a bid to save itself from heavy losses, handover the possession of its Chennai manufacturing facility to a separate entity – Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation. The BS4-compliant Ambassador Encore was launched last September. The company has kickstarted the process for this, seeking approvals from investors and the Tamil Nadu government. Earlier this year, the company’s...

Troubled Indian car maker Hindustan Motors is considering putting its Tiruvallur factory up for sale for an amount of Rs 150 Crore and  its Japanese business partner Mitsubishi Motors isn’t interested in acquiring the property. The Tiruvallur factory, at present, assembles the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV for the Indian market, along with the Isuzu MU-7 SUV. Hindustan Motors launched the Ambassador...

Economic Times is reporting that Hindustan Motors is engaging in talks with Fiat for engine supply. The report does not elaborate on the variant that will use Fiat’s technology, but it is public knowledge that India’s oldest car manufacturer is coming out with a sub-4m variant of the Ambassador next year which would need an engine that displaces under 1.5-liters to avail excise benefits...

HM Ambassador sub-4 metre sedan

Hindustan Motors will launch a sub-4m version of the Ambassador in the next fiscal year, the company’s CEO Uttam Bose revealed yesterday

Hindustan Motors has launched the BS4 compliant Ambassador. However, the car gets a suffix to its name and will be called the HM Ambassador Encore. Bookings for the Ambassador Encore commence today. HM has priced the Encore at INR 4,97,996 (ex-Showroom, Kolkata) for the ‘No Refusal’ taxi segment. Customers in the replacement taxi segment will get a further reduction in price. The HM Ambassador...

The good old HM Ambassador continues to soldier on relentlessly irrespective of the threat from the umpteen new cars that land every ever for the taxi market. Hindustan Motors, in its latest bid to keep the car alive, has upgraded the 1.5 litre diesel engine to BS4 emission standards. This gives the Amby access to 17 metro cities where the sales of BS3 cars were stopped since April 2010. The 1.5 litre...

The HM Ambassador‘s reputation as the longest running car nameplate in the world is set to be maintained as the recovering Indian car maker prepares to launch a sub-4 metre version of the car. The HM Ambassador has been completely overshadowed by modern cars and it’s mostly the politicians and taxi operators in smaller towns and cities who fuel sales. Except for being awarded as the “best...