Hindustan Motors Ambassador car is making a comeback. Yes, you read it right. Ambassador car is coming back to India but this time as an electric vehicle. According to the reports, Hindustan Motors has partnered with a French company to make electric scooters at its Chennai plant. The company is going to bring Ambassador electric car along with an electric scooter. In India, it will be a joint venture with the French company Peugeot.
Uttam Bose, managing director, and chief executive officer of Hindustan Motors, told Business Standard, “We have just started the R&D (research and development) work. This hatchback version of the Ambassador will have all kinds of features and better interior, which a new-age customer looks for.” Talking to TOI, Bose said that the work is underway to bring out the ‘new look’ Amby. “Mechanical design work for the new engine has reached an advanced stage.”
Ambassador Car Features
The exterior design of the upcoming all-electric ambassador 2022 is yet to be finalized. However, as per the leak pictures, we expect it to have a large grille, an all-LED lighting setup, a muscular bonnet, a sloping roofline, and an upright windscreen. If we talk about the interiors, they are still under the wraps. But one can expect that the sedan will have a spacious cabin, a futuristic design with an advanced dashboard, automatic climate control, and many more.
Ambassador Car Stakes
Hindustan Motors will collaborate with European partner Peugeot. It will produce electric two-wheelers to start with. According to the reports, the collaboration will be on a 51:49 ratio, where the controlling stake will be with Hindustan Motors.
Ambassador car ruled the Indian market in the 70s. It has occupied more than 70% of the Indian automobile market. The durability and popularity of the Ambassador car were such that even Prime Minister, big industrialists, and politicians had this car with them.
Ambassador Car Price
It is too early to say about the pricing of the Ambassador car. However, one can expect that the high-tech futuristic car will be priced competitively to its segment once launched.