The Ambassador which has been one our biggest motoring icons has finally given up as its production has been stopped at the Hindustan Motors factory Uttarpara, West Bengal. The Ambassador has always stood the test of time but it seems the end of the road is now visible for it.
Despite some modern tweaks over the six decades the Ambassador has always maintained its iconic design which has been one of the symbols of this country. The many reasons for this move to stop production has been because of lack of demand and lack of funds. Before the Maruti 800 came in the Ambassador was the best selling car in India and for many years was the choice of transport for our politicians.
In September last year HM had launched the BS IV 1.5-litre Ambassador taxi. Despite modern cars today the Amby still is seen in many cities with Kolkata having the biggest number of taxis. While there has been speculation that new versions of Ambassador have been under development it seems all that is over now and its comeback is uncertain.