Hindustan Motors Ambassador - Vintage sedan with a fresh face

Hindustan Motors Ambassador - Vintage sedan with a fresh face New Hindustan Motors Ambassador
author image Nikhil Puthran
Thursday 13 February 2014, 09:56 AM

Good old car Ambassador from Hindustan Motors seems to be stuck in a time warp. The car was once synonymous as an ideal mode of commute. Built to last and ample space was its unique selling preposition all these years. The current lot of Ambassador looks much like its previous predecessors, though the car has undergone quite some technical changes under the hood. Unconfirmed reports of a 4 meter sedan version has also been doing rounds in the market.

Hindustan Motors Ambassador – Vintage sedan with a fresh face

The current line of Hindustan Motors Ambassador is available in 1.5 Litre, 1.8 Litre and 2.0 Litre versions. All three engine variants are powered by fuel types like Petrol, CNG, LPG and Diesel respectively. Technologically the newer generation car has received a refined engine that has been mated to a five speed gearbox, and power steering has been introduced as an optional feature in certain models. Moreover, air conditioning and power windows come as a standard feature in this car. The mighty sedan's front wheels posses Independent suspension with torsion bar springs and anti-roll bar with hydraulic telescopic double acting shock absorbers, whereas the rear wheel features Semi-elliptical leaf springs with hydraulic telescopic double acting shock absorbers and metallic bushes. The drive is smoother and comfortable than before, especially for rear seat passengers.

On the interiors, the Hindustan Motors Ambassador features a decently toned interiors. Optional features like armrest, MP3 player and mobile charger is available in selected models. One factor that makes this car a cut above the rest is the generous amount of cabin space. Seats at the rear are especially comfortable during long trips.

The Hindustan Motors Ambassador is not the fastest among the list of modern sedans in the country and is still based on the age old Morris Oxford model, yet the car carries a new charm with body colored bumpers and user moulded door handles on the inside. Moreover, Hindustan Motors has come with an highly efficient line of modern engines that are powered by various fuel types, thereby making this car worth a consideration.

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