History

The Hindustan Ambassador is an automobile manufactured by Hindustan Motors

of India, in production from 1958 to 2014 with few improvements and changes

over its production lifetime. The Ambassador was based on the Morris Oxford

series III model, first made by Morris Motors Limited at Cowley, Oxford in the

United Kingdom from 1956 to 1959.

On 11 February 2017, Hindustan Motors executed an agreement with PSA Group

for the sale of the Ambassador brand, including the trademarks, for a

consideration of ₹80 crore (US$11 million).[1] The tie-up entails two joint-venture

agreements between the companies of the two groups.

Despite its British origins, the Ambassador is considered as a definitive Indian car

and is fondly called the “king of Indian roads”.[2] The automobile was

manufactured by Hindustan Motors at its Uttarpara plant[3] near Kolkata, West

Bengal and at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.