The iconic car that draws its lineage from Morris Oxford series II (Landmaster) and series III (Ambassador) is set to undergo a makeover. Hindustan Motors currently battling to save the company says will launch a new Ambassador, based on the same platform with a new engine and new sheet metal.
Chairman C K Birla:
“The new Amby will have a retro design and sport cutting-edge engineering to compete on comfort and value for money. Overseas experts have been roped in for the metamorphosis. The new version will be ready by January-February 2011 for test trials and is expected to undergo validation by May so that commercial production can begin next July,”.
MD Manoj Jha
The new car will look very different from the current Ambassador. “The new car will be a sibling of the Ambassador but the change will be so holistic that it will be a completely different vehicle.
Apart from the new-look retro exterior, the interiors will be revamped. It will be powered by BS IV-complaint and BS V-ready 1.5 litre and 2 litre diesel as well as petrol engines that are powerful and fuel-efficient.