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Hindustan Motors Cars

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic Indian car manufacturers, Hindustan Motors was founded in 1942 by the Birla industrial group, in partnership with British automotive firm - Morris Motors. The first product - the Hindustan 10, was launched in 1948. It was followed by the Hindustan Landmaster in 1954. But the biggest success came in 1957 with the launch of the Hindustan Ambassador, which went on to become the bestselling model in the country. Other prominent models sold by the company in India include the Contessa and the Deluxe. The company also had joint ventures with General Motors, Isuzu and Mitsubishi in India.

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    About Hindustan Motors Cars

    Hindustan Motors is an automobile manufacturer from India. It is part of the Birla group of industries. The company was the largest car manufacturer in India before the rise of Maruti Udyog.It is the producer of the famous Ambassador car, widely used as a taxicab and as a government limousine. One of the original three car manufacturers in India, founded in 1942, it was a leader in car sales until the 1980s, when the industry was opened up from protection.Hindustan has a joint venture with Mitsubishi, producing versions of the Lancer and Pajero, but is best known for its own models. Hindustan Motors Limited (HML), India's pioneering automobile manufacturing company and Flagship Company of the C.K. Birla Group was established just before Indian independence, in 1942 by Mr. B.M. Birla of the industrious Birla family. Commencing operations in a small assembly plant in Port Okha near Gujarat, the manufacturing facilities later moved to Uttarpara, West Bengal in 1948, where it began the production of - the Ambassador.

    Hindustan Motors News & Reviews

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    • Citroen Ambassador: Can It Happen?
      Citroen Ambassador: Can It Happen?

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    • State Government asks Hindustan Motors to propose its revival plans
      State Government asks Hindustan Motors to propose its revival plans

      After the recent suspension of production at the Hindustan Motors' Uttatpara plant, the state government has now asked the Indian manufacturer to propose a detailed revival plan in the coming two days. "The management has been told to submit a revival package by June 19 and also how the company plans to clear the dues of workers," Labour Secretary Amol Roy Chowdhury told media after a tripartite meeting called by him.

    • Hindustan Motors pays interim wages to its workers
      Hindustan Motors pays interim wages to its workers

      While growing up, I lived with a fantasy of owning an Amby one day, the classic white beauty with even whiter curtains and gunmen around. But my dreams got shattered as the legend recently took its last breath and became history. After few days of its production suspension at the Uttarpara plant, the latest report from PTI suggests that the Hindustan Motors Ltd. made an interim payment to its workers. The company paid a one-time payment of INR 7,000 each to its 2,600 permanent and 50 contractual workers on Monday. This decision came on the request of the Labour Minister of West Bengal, a statement from the company said.

    • Mitsubishi says 'No Thank You'  for HM Chennai plant
      Mitsubishi says 'No Thank You' for HM Chennai plant

      Hindustan Motors (HM) is under process to sell or lease their Chennai car plant to a separate body – Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation (HMFC ltd.). The company is under heavy losses lately courtesy to the minuscule sales of the Ambassador - a five decade old design and Winner a small truck made in collaboration with a Chinese manufacturer - Shandong Shifen. The company has HQ at Calcutta – and the inverters nodded are for Rs 150 crore – to gain lost grounds. Mitsubishi, on the other hand declined the offer when HM was searching for a good inverter for the Chennai manufacturing facility.

    • Fiat to supply 1.3L Multijet engines to HM for Ambassador CS
      Fiat to supply 1.3L Multijet engines to HM for Ambassador CS

      The homegrown carmaker, Hindustan Motors is going through a bad phase in the Indian car market. However, the company is aiming to make a comeback and is planning to introduce a compact sedan in the country by next fiscal. It is also speculated that the sub-4 metre Ambassador will be unveiled at the next year's Indian Auto Expo. Interestingly, the company is engaging in talks with Fiat for engine supply.

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