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). 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”. The automobile was
manufactured by Hindustan Motors at its Uttarpara plant near Kolkata, West
Bengal and at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.