Ambassador 2.0 to hit roads in 2 years – Times of India

KOLKATA: Ambassador, as soon as known as the ‘Wheels of India’, could hit Indian roads once more in two years — this time with a design makeover. A three way partnership of Hind Motor Financial Corporation of India (HMFCI) and French automobile maker Peugeot is engaged on the design and engine of the ‘Amby’, to be unveiled in a brand new avatar.
The brand new mannequin of the long-lasting automobile model can be rolled out from the Chennai plant of Hindustan Motors (HM), which is working underneath HMFCI, an affiliate firm of the CK Birla Group. HM director Uttam Bose advised TOI on Wednesday that work is underneath technique to convey out the ‘new look’ Amby. “Mechanical and design work for the brand new engine has reached a sophisticated stage,” he added.

HM’s Chennai plant was as soon as used for the manufacturing of Mitsubishi automobiles, whereas its Uttarpara facility was devoted to manufacturing the Ambassador. The final Ambassador automobile rolled out from HM’s Uttarpara manufacturing unit in September 2014. In 2014, India’s oldest carmaker HM stopped manufacturing citing large debt and lack of demand. HM house owners CK Birla Group bought the automobile model for Rs 80 crore to the French automaker in 2017.
Peugeot has been eager to get a foothold in India and was one of many first international automobile makers to enter the nation within the mid-Nineties, coinciding with India’s financial liberalisation.

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