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Infact, Ambassdor is a no mean product as you people out there see.
It is a big car boasting of a Euro III ready MPFI 1800 petrol mill with all synchromesh 5+1 gear box unit. And a diesel turbo 1995 engine with a matching gear box.
AC, Heater, Power steering, power windows, leather seats etc all comes standard.
Hindustan Motors ( A Birla Group company ) has been producing Amby since 1955 and before that they were importing its Parent car MORRIS and Baby Hindustan from UK.
Ambassdor is a proven workhorse and an insignia of POWER and Ruling class. It is just like Khadi for any Politician, Adminsitrator, Director and any Powerful officer in India.
Nobody dares to stop a white furling Ambassdor on road.
Earlier ( before 1983 ) The HM would just come up with cosmetic changes with marking the car as Mark I, II, III and Mark IV. with no changes in the internal organs.
But then things changed after that. The old Morris OHV petrol engine was dispensed away making way for the all new HM Isszu 1800 cc electronic ignition engine with matching gear box in 1988. Then came the diesel Unit and so many other changes on regular intervals in the form of NOVA, ISZ 1800, Grand etc
All its steering geomatery, axles, brakes, suspension have been changed expect for the unique shape, which die hard fans would never allow like the Enfield Bullet standard. Earlier Top European firms like Richards, Le mans etc were hired to replace the aging technology of above mentioned departments and now the local R&D section is doing all the regular changes in the form of adding catalyitic convertors, AC/heaters/power steering,power windows redesigning crample Zones, each member, panels, cross members, pillers, bonnet,boot lid, running boards, locks, electricals, instruments panels, bumper zones, fuel tank, boot space etc to come up with the present day manufacturing processes and present technology parameters.
Dont be amazed to know that all Ambassdors produced now ( around 1800 units each month ) are Euro III pollution norms ready )
Contessa classic introduced in 1985 as its successor even tired away by 1998-99 and it is available on orders only. But our old ambassdor is still there.
So you could conjure up the status and present state of technological level of an Ambassdor.
It is exported to UK, Japan , Australia, New Zealand and USA to retro car lovers.